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Marie Osmond Shocked by Daughters’ Online Sex Postings
frustratedpilot From: frustratedpilot Date: June 1st, 2006 03:57 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
When Marie was the kid's age, she had the reputation of being one of the most "wholesome" celebrities in America, so her being "shocked" doesn't shock me.

But I am very disappointed in a culture that has taken the shock value of those "Anglo-Saxon synonyms" that when Marie was still on Prime-Time with Donny would get a teen or pre-teen into trouble for saying. (Back in middle school in 1980, a friend of mine was sent to the school Principal for saying the word "slut" in class after hearing it on Saturday Night Live. I was on line behind him...for another reason.) By allowing the pop culture to ameliorate those words to the mainstream, we have perjorated our language as a whole.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 1st, 2006 05:36 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, language keeps changing. Remember that at one time 'dork' was also a 'dirty word'. And 'suck' doesn't exactly have innocent roots. People also say SNAFU and FUBAR regularly without a thought to the expansions.

In the case of 'slut' I don't think the meaning has changed, but attitudes have. It used to be that a slut was a bad thing to be, now girls are proudly calling themselves sluts.