Boston is abuzz that a local off-duty cop may have hurled a racial epithet at the centerfielder for the Red Sox. The policeman has been suspended and faces a possible termination. For almost a week, I struggled to find the precise word used by the cop. It turns out the policeman is alleged to have called Carl Crawford a "Monday." What on earth is a Monday? I queried other Bostonians. None had ever heard the term used in that manner. Read my article @ the American Conservative on the bizarre transformation of a day of the week into a term of derision.
To my amazement, when the local Fox affiliate reported this story, they never used the word "Monday". Instead, they kept referring to the word as a day of the week. Do we now have a "M" word? The world is upside down.
The world is most definitely upside down.
We were a stronger and more vibrant nation when stuff like this just rolled off and we didn't need to concoct vocabulary to accommodate some cockamamie mode of political correctness!
Another small reason why the world is losing respect and fear for the United States as a sovereign nation.
I often go to the website urbandictionary.com when I hear an expression I'm not familiar with. That is how I stay hip and get real and get down with what is happening on the street. Can you dig it?