Saturday, November 04, 2006

What is "pissed"?

That's, sadly, the question I got from my eight-year-old daughter near the end of the last episode as we watched "The Biggest Loser" this week. You can't watch much of evening TV these days (even a silly reality show about losing weight) without having to counsel your kids.

Why does our language in this culture have to keep degrading? Where will it end? How can we as adults set a high standard for cleanness in our kids' language when we feel our own language slipping?

2 comments:

debbiearnn said...

oh brother...
Last week, she asked us about sex offenders...

Merideth said...

oh, man....i know we're getting closer and closer to those questions. i dread it every day. i guess we just teach them constantly that talking like that is NOT appropriate...and teach them WHY it's not appropriate. i guess it's another way to teach them to be "set apart" but still be "in the world". it is sad, though, isn't it?