Friday, April 2, 2010
The "P" Word.
Don't get me wrong. I love insulting people.
There are other words, like ass-hole. Ubiquitous words that apply to all of mankind. Behavior based. The P word targets women. The N word targets people of color.They are extra offensive because they insult on the presumption the target is inherently bad.
It's probably safe to say a white man coined both words.
What's the insulting term for a white man? There isn't one.
I have great respect for the power of language. We think with words. If no word exists for "bad white man" how does one express it...um quickly?
Imagine my suprise in driving past a sign combining my favorite phrase "politcally correct" (which I'm not) with my most abhorred? Don't ask me the meaning of the hand gesture I'm making. It's my "I'm-a-bad-ass" sign.
I'm certain it means something awful like, "Go Long Horns".