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by Frank Chapman
02/22/08
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I am constantly amazed at how we as a society seem to adopt new and in some cases meaningless clichťsí almost at will. Where the heck are they coming from? As for me, I am, unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, an afternoon shift worker. Therefore I do not see much in the way of prime time television. I am told that many of the new words and phrases originate from our entertainment media. So forgive me if I seem a bit out of step with todayís cultural or politically correct speech. So I went on line and looked up the Politically Incorrect Dictionary and to my surprise, I learned a few things.

The old trash man is now a sanitary engineer. Does that mean he is developing new and improved methods of dumping our trash cans and tossing them back into our yards? Or perhaps the engineer is the driver of the truck and those who do the dumping are refuse collection specialists.

If you had thought that you had come from a broken home, fear not, your home is not busted you are just a member of a dysfunctional family. That should make you feel better.

When I was in school we had janitors. Today they are referred to as custodial artists. They make such pretty patterns when they mop the floors.

The principalís secretary is now an office assistant. The cafeteria cook however is still the cafeteria cook although the ones we had when I was in school were sometimes referred to as the unsanitary engineers.

Lately in the news we have read of all sorts of natural disaster that have occurred around the world. OOPS wrong again. They are in todayís language Unnatural Events caused by mans destruction of the environment.

Everywhere we turn we are trying to become Green. You know, the color of fungus and mold.

Global warming is at the heart of all political speech these days. Personally I will take a bit of warming because itís COLD OUTSIDE!

In this country illegally? Fear not, you are no longer an illegal alien. You are an undocumented Immigrant And letís not forget poor old Tarzan. His jungle has been replaced by a rain forest. Do you think he gets lost on his way to work? Oops messed up again. Men have jobs, Women work.

If you work at a factory, you now work at a plant. (Factories employ slave labor and pollute the environment.)

No such thing as being a failure anymore, you have merely experienced differed success.

Not long ago I managed to drop almost 60 lbs. If I had only knew that I wasnít fat but rather vertically challenged.

It can be so challenging these days to keep up with it all. Some time I think I may go psycho. I mean Pathologically High-Spirited.

I donít know. All these terms and phrases will no doubt change just about the time I learn to use them properly. So for now I believe I will just stick to what I know. After all At the end of the day, It is what it is and Iím down with that. Think this weekend I will take my wife (Domestic Engineer) and my daughter (Domestic welfare recipient) and go out for some foreign food (Ethnic Cuisine)

I think I need an aspirin.








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Julia May 22 Feb 2008
This is funny! It is hard to keep up nowadays - I agree. Thank for sharing. In Christ's Love, Julia




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