The late George Carlin was as politically incorrect as they came and we loved him for it.
In his bit on euphemisms, admittedly one of his cleaner bits, Carlin railed against the generational trend of creating new words and phrases that mask the true meaning of the original intention.
“The dump became the landfill,” he goes on at one point. “Car crashes became automobile accidents. Partly cloudy became partly sunny. Motels became motor lodges. House trailers became mobile homes. Used cars became previously owned transportation. Room service became guest room dining. And constipation became occasional irregularity.”
Carlin, in his brilliantly scathing fashion, went on to pretty much take down every dumbed down phrase or notion he could think of and we had to resist the urge at several points during this bit to give the man a standing ovation.
We wish there were more George Carlins out there these days to say what we’ve all been thinking.