Yikes! I can’t believe I really used the a-word in my previous blog post title! I did it to stir things up a bit, and I felt it was significant that a Stanford business professor (Dr. Robert Sutton) would use that a-word in the title of his new book. I didn’t get any reaction from readers. But my own face is red every time I see that post title in one of my feed readers!
Are we getting so accustomed to bad language that it loses its shock value?
Yesterday The Hubby and I saw the film Borat. Sasha Cohen is a comedic genius; his series on HBO, The Ali G Show, was brilliant. Borat was the #1 box-office hit this weekend, in spite of opening in only a few theatres. People loved it, and it is at times vulgar.
Is our culture getting more vulgar? is toilet humor really that funny? Has bad language lost its shock value and become accepted into our culture? What are your thoughts on this?