Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Say what you mean, mean what you say

The right words should be used.

Q. Yes way? No way?

A. Yes way.

The English language is well thought of as are other languages used around the world. Words are initially developed to mean one thing, action or situation. As times goes on other definitions are added to a word by language experts and are eventually included in the dictionary and that’s quite all right as long as the new definition doesn’t infringe on the initial one. At other times additional definitions to a word are decided by journalists, radio and television news readers and other people and that’s where I definitely object, in some cases, because the definition just doesn’t match the word.

The following is an explanation of what I feel that, sometimes, certain words are very badly used to qualify certain things, actions and situations.

The first word that I want to deal with is: star. Initially this word was created to define a brilliant object in the sky that can be seen at night. At one time the word became used to describe a person who delivered brilliant performances in such fields as stage, television or film acting, in sports and other fields. In most cases those people who are called “Stars” have either gone through many years of study or/and many years of practice and hard work and ounce they’ve been recognized by their peers or the public and have received recognition of some sort for their efforts, they deserve to be and should be called “Stars”.

Where I object is when a person who participates in the action of pornographic films is referred to as, being a star. I personally have nothing against such films but I don’t consider that those people accomplish any brilliant performances and therefore no one has any business to call them “Stars”.

The word “hero” is one that can be used in order to qualify a certain sort of people that you can’t find by knocking on just any door. A “Hero” is a person who makes the instant decision to help and to sometimes save the life of someone who is in a situation of peril. When a person takes such a decision, rarely does he or she take the time to analyze and even less think of the dangers that he or she could be facing should the situation become complicated and I’m proud to take my hat off to them.While there are only few people who can be called “Heros”, there are, nevertheless, a lot who are potential ones and who wouldn’t, if the occasion arose, hesitate to risk their own lives in a similar situation.

What burns my ass however is when I sometimes hear someone call a rock performer or an athlete or an actor/actress “my hero” and, I’m sad to say, some radio and television sportscasters are sadly, very guilty of doing it. I just can’t take that. What can I say? It’s me and I’m not one to screw around with my feelings and beliefs.

For anything to be called: ”super” it has to be extraordinarily big, good, efficient or whatever it is, it’s supposed to be but when I hear television news readers or others refer to a clothes model as “Super model” it does bother me very much. What do those women do in fact? They walk in front of people, wearing a dress, a coat or a bathing suit. So what? Billions of women around the world do exactly the same thing every day of the year on city streets, at the office and on beaches but they’re not called “Super models”, or Super whatever because of it. So please, all of you people who use that term, drop it from your vocabulary. It’s just not appropriate. A clothes model is a clothes model, period. There’re no women who deserve to be called: “Super model”.

What do you think?

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Take this with you.


This should give you a chuckle!!!!! smart little girl!!!

A member of Congress was seated next to a little girl

on an airplane so he turned to her and said, "Do you want to talk?

Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger,

"What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the congressman. "How about global warming, universal health care, or stimulus packages?" as he smiled smugly.

"OK," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first.

A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass.

Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a

flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"

The legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says,

"Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming, universal health care, or the economy, when you don't know shit?"

And then she smiled and went back to reading her book.

Have a swell day, stay relaxed, have a beer and don’t forget: keep smiling. Life is good. Buena la vida. La vie est belle.