On Soft Language – George Carlin
Sometime during my life toilet paper became bathroom tissue. I wasn't notified of this. No one asked me if I agreed with it. It just happened. Toilet paper became bathroom tissue. Sneakers became running shoes. False teeth became dental appliances. Medicine became medication. Information became directory assistance. The dump became the land fill. Car crashes became automobile accidents. Partly cloudy became partly sunny. Motels became motorlodges. House trailers became mobile homes. Used cars became previously owned transportation. Room service became guest room dining. Constipation became occasional irregularity. When I was a little kid if I got sick they wanted me to go to a hospital and seethe doctor. Now they want me to go to a health maintenance organization. Or a wellness center to consult a health care delivery professional. Poor people used to live in slums. Now the economically disadvantaged occupy sub-standard housing in the inner cities. And they're broke! They're broke. They don't have a negative cash flow position. They're f--kin' broke! Because a lot of them were fired. You know, fired. Management wanted to curtail redundancies in the human resources area. So many people are no longer viable members of the work force. Smug, greedy well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It's as simple as that.
Despre limbajul îndulcit – George Carlin
La un moment dat în viaţa mea, hârtia igienică a devenit şerveţel de baie. Nu am fost anunţat despre aceasta. Nu m-a întrebat nimeni daca eram de acord cu ea. Pur şi simplu s-a întâmplat. Hârtia igienică a devenit şerveţel de baie. Adidaşii au devenit pantofi sport. Dinţii falşi au devenit aparate dentare. Medicamentele au devenit medicaţie. Serviciul de informaţii a devenit registru de adrese. Groapa de gunoi a devenit deponeul de gunoi. Accidentele de maşină au devenit accidente auto. Parţial noros a devenit parţial însorit....