Musings —03.11.2011 01:06 PM—
Someone who I thought knew better apparently doesn’t. Pretty disappointing.
@kady: I’d actually love to bring ‘tar baby’ back to acceptable usage. There’s really no satisfactory alternative.
@kady: I’m sorry, but “tar baby” – and, indeed, “cotton-pickin'” – are orders of magnitude less dubious than, say, ‘gyp’.
Someone just sent me the bit of idiocy below, which Kady retweeted. I don’t think someone is getting the point:
@johnbowman: @kady Must we be so niggardly with our language? … Oh, crap.