Monday, April 15, 2013

*BLEEP*storm

I am a lover of the written word. I have read hundreds of books; I have become a translator because of my love for words and the fact that I am simply not anywhere near creative enough to write a book myself (but dream of translating one). I'd rather read than watch a movie and a beautiful piece of writing can evoke the entire range of emotions in me. If you want to know what I mean, heck out the writing of the wonderful Chantel or Jessica's beautiful poems.

Having said that, I have a new pet peeve: the word "shitstorm". Yes, I said it. I cannot hear it any more, I cannot read it any more. Since when is it acceptable to use a word like that in the media? And I'm not talking some trash paper but even political magazines. I cannot believe it! Is it really necessary? Why is it all of a sudden not just acceptable but almost fashionable to use this word (and I am talking German media!)? It's not cool, it's not funny, and it's definitely not clever! It's trashy, nothing more.

Immediate disqualification!

I have to admit, that there is a time and a place even for four-letter words, but I simply cannot stand casual use of them. And yes, there may also be a time and a place for the *bleep*storm, but it's taking over. A *bleep*storm about a referee's decision during a soccer game, a *bleep*storm on some star's comment, a *bleep*storm after some immature crooner's entry in a guest book. I'm done! Seriously, what's wrong with "storm of outrage", or "outcry of rage", or whatever, but *bleep*storm?? Really?

Dear Journalists:

I kindly ask you to remember your profession. Fecal teenager-lingo is not appropriate for publication! It is not fit or archiving and I would not appreciate if the first word my daughter can spell after her name is *bleep*storm.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Stephanie

10 comments:

  1. I despise that word!!! ugh absolutely hate it.

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    1. Isn't it just horrible? In Germany, they have an "un-word" of the year.. I hope this one is getting the "award"!!

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  2. Wow....people will just say anything now a days. Which is why I'm glad i can't see into that forum that's all about me b/c I hate to see what haters have said b/c they dont know crap. They just need prayers and help and God in their heart.

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    1. It's not just about saying it; sure, some people WILL say anything, and it's my job as a parent to make sure that our girls aren't one of these people! What irks me even more, that this word has become so "in" that even serious print media is using it; and not just using, the completely OVERUSE it.

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  3. A Beautiful Mama Award for a beautiful mama!
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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much, Stacey!! I really appreciate it!

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  4. Amen!! I don't mind swearing, but I agree with you that there is a time and place for it. The news is bad enough without the presenters swearing throughout the reading of it.

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    1. I do mind casual swearing, or really offensive swearing. My problem here is even higher-emnd print media is using casual swearing or absolutely asenine "in"-words like that. It's not in, it's not cool, and if I read it one more time I will cancel my subscription!

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