Word Porn.

No, Thank You: If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?


Oh daily prompt what is this? I do not want to ban words, I believe in the freedom of expression. Banning a word would be going against it. If by some bizarre power this were to happen, it would leave us with big gaps in our daily conversations.

As it is, people can not comprehend each other when communicating using the simplest of words, to ban one word would mean an increased dependence on an alternative followed by the process of making it a common word in daily usage. So much work!

With the introduction of a new word so many things that make sense now would not make as much sense tomorrow and to be honest there is no word that is good or bad then why even ban any? A word is just a combination of alphabets and only its particular usage can make it good or bad and again that is totally dependent on the context.

This brings me to the psychological aspect of it all. In college we were taught a sentence “I am ok, you’re ok.” and this one sentence said with different emotions can bring about different meanings. Similarly a lot of derogatory terms are used among friends with no hard feelings at all, while the utterance of these same words in front of a stranger will lead to frowned faces or if  you are too unfortunate, a black eye.

Lately I have seen these phrases; word pron, food porn etc on Facebook, being constantly used and like anything and everything people have started thinking it is cool and for the same reasons they do not mind using them in normal conversations. I mean eargasm, foodgasm still made sense, but word porn… what the ‘heck’ is that even supposed to mean?

So in this world where new things are created, who am I to ban something or anything? After all it is in the hands of each one of us to either begin or end the dissemination of nuisance of any kind. So such bans should be on a personal level there is no need to make them a universal phenomenon.

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