the Mac’s onboard dictionary says ‘lingo’ means “… a foreign language or dialect etc etc” whereas I use it to refer to the English language as used by us foreigners in New Zealand.
Now you’re ready, cast your eyes over this snippet—
“After thinking it all over I have come to the conclusion that if I had got married and dodged military service as long as I could, I might have had my car and bungalow to-day.”
The above constitutes the majority of a letter written to the Otago Daily Times and published on January 8, 1919, from a returned soldier who signed themselves simply as “Main Body”. The letter received two responses.
Snipped recently from a local paper.
So: I wuz brung up proper to use the lingo the way it should be spoke and writed, and not like how them moderns make up there own rules as they goes along.
(a) it is essential that Political Correctness be
flavour compulsion of the day, and
(b) there shalt be NO distinctions made—regardless of gender, age, colour, race, creed (or any other distinguishments) on any grounds whatsoever …
—I find it disturbing that unless I pop my clogs within the next decade I may no longer be able to communicate with replacement generation/s.
BUT I WOULD LOVE
to know who is behind the modern wave of “anything goes”—one by one the old values are being systematically demolished. Why? Cui bono?
IT WON’T BE LONG
before ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ are replaced around our world with ‘THEIRS’ and have done with it.
That’s replaced sexism with universalism … wonderful start!
For some—we’ll have twice as many toilets and changing rooms available to all for no extra cost.
But what about extending the concept? Make it universal, remove distinguishments of any kind? So that … atheists can now go worship in Catholic churches, Moslems in synagogues, peaceniks in barrackses; anyone can say anything about anything anywhere at any time with no more of this damn (panty-waist) ‘consideration for others’?
AS FAR AS MILITARY SERVICE
is concerned, indeed there should be no exemptions.
Make it compulsory for all: round ’em up off the streets and induct the lot—herd ’em in and take away their names, clothing, gender, anything at all … and give ’em all at least two years compulsory re-education and service:
make men of (oops) make people of them!
Just like we used to in the good old days when men were men and galloped off to war while the fair sex stayed at home courting the ‘slackers’ and ‘dodgers’. (Oops—I’d add more but The Spouse has just summoned me … gotta rush …)
Gotta figure out
how that returned soldier
became a ‘them’ … don’t wait up ….