50 Shades, Oh No She Didn’t!
April 18, 2012 § 7 Comments
*Please be advised that as soon as I hit the publish button I will race straight to Gravatar and change my rating to a PG-13. If you like my blog, but don’t like naughty words, just go ahead and skip this post. I would hate to offend anyone, but sometimes certain things must be said!
I wasn’t going to run this morning until I remembered that I used a credit on audible.com and had downloaded 50 Shades of Grey.
There’s been a lot of controversy about the book for it’s saucy portrayal of an innocent and her seducer and has apparently been making wives blush from sea to shining sea.
I haven’t begun blushing.
Instead, I spent my six and a half mile run totally distracted, counting the number of times the word “crap” had been used.
Let me preface this by saying that it’s my mother’s fault for my utter distain with the word. She loathes it more than I. It’s ugliness and overuse has caused her eyes to roll back in her head for long as I can remember. Sometimes if it’s not one thing it’s your mother, but in this case I have to agree with her.
Why is that word used so freely when other words with the same meaning are not deemed appropriate for daytime television?
Why is it any better than the litany of other swear words that mean the same thing?
Was there not another word E.L. James could come up with?
Don’t think I am a prude. Those who know me will agree that I have a very trained potty mouth. I am a big fan of that word that starts with F. I don’t have a single problem with the B one and even anal doesn’t make me cringe.
I particularly like them strung together as in “Fucking anal bitch!”
See. Words have power.
Are we devolving as a society by not objecting when this word is used so commonly that newscasters throw it around, too? Kids in school think it’s okay. Afternoon Disney programming uses is often.
By the middle of chapter three hated word number one was said ten times.
It’s my hope that when I finish the book it remains in my memory for its much talked about story line and not the for the number of times an ugly word was used to portray oomph.
Oh, I do hope so. It would be such a shame otherwise!