Words

Words are things.

Words get into you.

Words affect.

Words are powerful.

Be careful of the words you say. Be careful of the words you allow into you, your home and around those you love.

Write only good words, speak only good words, allow only good words and share only good words.

I am not perfect, may I strive toward good whenever I possibly can.

Good starts with me. Good starts right here, right where I am.

Snatching smut

According to the Washington Post a certain administration in Washington DC has commanded that the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, must refrain from using certain words in their reporting. These words include science-based and evidence-based.

No freakin’ kidding.

As reported by the Washington Post please read for yourself:

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of “science-based” or ­“evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.

The question of how to address such issues as sexual orientation, gender identity and abortion rights — all of which received significant visibility under the Obama administration  – has surfaced repeatedly in federal agencies since President Trump took office.

Vera Carp from our favorite fictional town of Tuna Texas seems to have infiltrated the current administration.

 

Sinseriously

Or I guess one could also spell it Sinceriously.

...from The Urban Dictionary...

…from The Urban Dictionary…

I first encountered this term on a t-shirt while waiting to get into the Wednesday Preview Night at Comic-Con San Diego. I liked it. I then encountered it two more times during the next four days. Funny how once you notice something it gets on your radar. I like it as defined and plan to sinseriously start using it when appropriate.

So as I’ve contemplated it I’ve decided to submit another definition to The Urban Dictionary. I hope they accept it. Like many English words it can have more than one definition. Look at it from this angle;

Sin-Seriously.

A serious desire to go out and commit sin. Fun sin. Adultery, drunkeness, gambling, lust…you’re getting the picture. In a sentence it would be used as such;

I just planned out my trip to Las Vegas and I’m gonna sinseriously. That guy is so hot I just want to sinseriously with him. With all this booze we have for our party tonight, it’s time to sinceriously.

Fun with words I say!