Word? Power?


I was having a conversation with my blog partner yesterday, and somehow she called me a whore. (She has no home training, I associate with her only to try to socialize her, I have a big heart) Oh yeah, we were joking around. The thing is though, I was not offended. Why you ask? Well, that is none of your raggedy business... who cares if I brought it up? I am not offended by ambiguous words. That word means nothing to me. Define it and have one person match your answer... Don't worry, I'll wait..... See, I have a problem with words such as whore, bitch, hater, punk, and a host of others for a couple reasons. No one can define them concisely or consistently. I am a lover of words and their etymology so this sort of things bothers me (Oh, the quandaries of geekdom). 8 times (plus 2) out of 10 it is used to emit projectile hate. For example, every woman that has uttered the word bitch to describe someone is usually someone with a lot of self hatred. This person normally is a mean, spiteful, unhappy and jealous individual that must lash out with profanity instead of expressing herself like a grownup with real words and tact. Imagine doing that. So back to this whore word. Every woman I have heard call a woman a whore is:
  • the most promiscuous woman on the block, once again, lashing out... go get some help boo-boo...
  • OR ain't getting any and are sexually frustrated
  • OR someone insecure with their sexual side and are extremely jealous of your freedom.
So the moral of this story this week at the Latte Mug is that being judgmental is not attractive, and that the former Cubicle Crusaders Naturally Alise and Tiha the Eysqueen can see right through it. (we are super heroes and sh*t, we even have capes and other super powers, i'll tell you all about it next week...)

3 comment(s) thus far...:

Assertive Wit said...

but honestly, sometimes people REALLY are bitches and whores...it doesn't take self-hatred to create that in someone else LOL

I learned a long time ago, people will call you whatever they like...if you REALLY aren't what they are calling you, it shouldn't be a big deal in the first place. Don't put the shoe on if it doesn't fit :)

NaturallyAlise said...

Some people are trifling, I definitely agree with that, and I like to call them creatively stringed together phrases (often with alliteration) to make my point clear, lol, I am such a poet and nerd.....

Assertive Wit said...

I agree...there are always better words to use than profanity. Lately though, profanity has been working wonders for me though hahahhahahaha however, I do throw in a little "creatively stringed together phrases" just to make sure they know I'm calling you a bitch cause THAT'S what you are...not because I have a limited vocabulary LOL

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