Ticked, Hacked Off and Extremely Irritated About the Word "P*s*ed"
It seems like recently I have been hearing more and more of a word that I thought was one of those “bad words.” When people express themselves using the word, and I am going to say it for the sake of discussion, pissed – there is something inside of me that just cringes. I know that cultures change and words which used to be considered socially unacceptable are now commonplace but how did I get left out of the circle where they talked about how this word would now be acceptable. I don’t know that I would have voted for it but I feel that I am behind on the times.
What is even more surprising is that I hear this word in various Christian circles. I have heard Christian friends, professors, family members, and even a minister a time or two use it to express themselves. Am I simply too conservative. Is this word any different than saying that you are hacked off, or ticked or really really angry? Will I look back on this post in ten years and think it was so silly for me to be writing about. There are certain words, even if condoned by society, I will never use – that is, except for the sake of trying to identify its legitimacy. I don’t know if this is a sentiment that other people share regarding this word but having heard it several times yesterday, I thought I would express my thoughts. Thanks for reading!