Say what?

I did a double take driving through downtown Nashville yesterday when I saw this sign. You’d think by now I wouldn’t react that way, but I couldn’t help it. Am I getting old (don’t answer that!) because I want to say “When I was a kid, ‘sleazy’ was not something that people aspired to!”?

I can think of several examples (most of which I won’t post on this family-friendly blog) of words or phrases that have become “acceptable” to our culture because of their repeated use in music. The definition and accepted uses of profanity seems to constantly be in flux; I posted early on about the use of cuss words in a Super Bowl (prime time) commercial.

Which got me thinking … has my “level of acceptability” for certain things been adjusted by culture? Should it have been? Or do I need to do a better job of guarding my heart? How do I balance that with staying connected with students and culture … you know I’m not a proponent of burying ones head in the sand.

Deeper than I wanted to go on the Monday after vacation, but that’s where I am this morning. Any thoughts?

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4 Responses to Say what?

  1. James says:

    totally agree and don’t forget the name of the first opening band either!

  2. Teresa says:

    I completely agree. I’ve been having the same problem with movies lately. I’m almost 30 years old, so I dont always check to see if its PG-13 or if its rated R and the reasons listed for the rating. I assume that I’m enough years past 13 that its probably OK. Many movies that have come out recently have been so inappropriate that I’m shocked they are only rated R. For me, I’m going back to stricter guidelines on what movies I will go see. Good article!

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