I’ve never considered myself a prude. I don’t think anyone I know would consider me a prude. Goodness knows I speak my mind! But I guess my age is showing. Certainly not on my face or my body! And not in the way I think….remember from my previous blogs, I’m hip 🙂 But apparently I’m aging in what I consider acceptable words.
There is a certain deodorant commercial that is trying to push the envelope by using the word armpit instead of underarm. And it’s for a “female” deodorant not male. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t like it. I don’t know what the company is trying to prove. That it’s cool? Obviously they are not trying to attract me nor my armpits, apparently they want younger armpits. Why, I am not sure. Trust me, with my hot flashes I am sweating just as much if not MORE than my younger counterparts!!
I don’t want anything on my body considered a pit unless someone is pointing to my abs–practically a concave pit thank you very much !! (wow–side tangent…..I just thought of something….I’m going to make big bucks with this…..trompe l’oeil…..a tattoo of a flat tummy on your tummy! Doesn’t that make sense? so that you can wear a bikini, great idea! OK, back to the underarms).
I also am not a fan of “suck”…unless I’m sucking on a lollipop, I’ll stick with “it stinks”. I don’t like “ass”, but I’ll go with butt. I guess I’m just an old fashioned girl–picture me fluttering my lashes. I don’t like “tits”, boobies or boobs are fine with me. I also still use the biological words like penis and vagina-heavens to Betsy!!!
Now if you think this makes me a prude, LOLOL, just get me into a conversation. I also don’t like to curse. Unless of course I’m angry or pmssing–which of course are synonymous. Then watch out—everything I just said is moot!
Commercials are getting a little graphic, aren’t they? I’m not even talking about the Viagra and Cialis commercials (what is it about the man and woman in separate bathtubs looking at the sunset? The creators do realize no sex is happening while they’re in separate tubs right? No wonder an erection can last 4 hours!) What about the toenail fungus commercial? Hopefully you’re not eating. Do we really need to see the detail? I think we know toenail fungus when and if we have it. The toilet paper commercials…are you getting clean enough? Excuse me? Really? Wow~!
BUT I have to say, you advertisers you—you got us doing exactly what you want us to do–Talking about your products!! Unfortunately I don’t have a clue what the NAME of your PRODUCT is. Hmmmmm maybe THAT’S why you market to younger people!!!
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I’ve seen subway ads where every billboard in the station is from the same company, and it was an underwear company, and one of their slogans was ‘pussy-grabbing-proof’
You are kidding!! Wow. That is sad.
Language has indeed gone down the tubes. Then again, I was raised in New Jersey, the *armpit* of the nation. Some people think the Garden State really *sucks* *ass*. Hmm—wasn’t there a commercial about that?
I see what you did there! I think we can fit a few more words into those sentences!! But truthfully, for a linguist like you, I think this would be specifically a shame.