Words are brutal. Language is tactile. And, definitions? Well . . . they are often oblivious.
Recently, I wrote this about someone:
She’s a really special person, with quality attributes and striking characteristics.
Here is the Urban dictionary definition of what appears on the surface to be a compliment:
The whore is an obnoxious worst thing that happened to this earth but with great skill and unusual features.
The Urban Dictionary truly puts “spectacle” into common interactions. And, that is just the beginning when removing the layers of verbiage, which crosses over to our exercises in humanism.
The topic of Memes grew to be a standard-bearer after quite a few years of declaration. Having written “some” early stories regarding Memes – it was quite surprising to observe the evolution of acceptance for what was an originally shunned concept. In first stories on Memeology, there was no rally around the flagpole of adaptation. It was at least five to seven years of adjustment.
The same language barriers that exist in the sub-culture of an Urban cipher on terminology can cross-over to the Memeological thread of communities. Where a community has long existed with an insular dictionary of conversational fodder, conceptual thinking (or lack thereof), and acts of reproduction that ensure the longevity of communal roles and responsibilities . . . a new dictionary erupts with the dictum of forbearance that is often disclusional to anyone other than the sub-culture itself.
Don’t let this happen to your town. 🙂 And, nod if you understand.
All hail the Laws of Consequence and the Skeptical of Insinuation.