Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Tirade - death
I know that it has become fashionable to change the name of things we feel uncomfortable about. I've lived long enough to notice the many changes for the name of non-white people. I'm not sure what good that has done for them but it's happened nonetheless. When I was a child, it was considered polite to refer to any woman as a "lady," no matter her station in life. Somehow that seems to have gone into disuse, which makes me feel a little odd at times.
The latest nonsense I note is the fashion of referring to people who have died as having "passed." Now what is that all about? Does that make the death any easier to bear? What's next? "Gone into a state with which we cannot communicate?" Come on People!