Changing Language

Just a quick blurb here to get the ball rolling. It appears society wants to change language on a continuous basis.

Why do retarded people need to be called “mentally handicapped”?

Why do the mentally handicapped need to be called “special”?

Blacks vs. African Americans? Dumps vs. landfills?

We all know what words mean, and changing the words around only creates contention and confusion. Calling someone “special” has just as much of a negative connotation today as calling someone a “retard” did 30 years ago.

Anyway, there is my rant for today. Good day, gentlemen.

Author: Jim Johnson

As a man in his early 40's, I grew up on a dairy farm in an irreligious home. Disgusted with the choice of women out there, I looked into religion to find a worthwhile mate. At 23, I joined the LDS (Mormon) faith, married, became a civil engineer, and now have six children. My favorite things are puppies, long walks on the beach, and the color blue (not really).