June 18, 2008

Against "Douchebag"

Esquire wants the word banned, or at least moratorium'd:

Unlike asshole or bullshit, douchebag refers to a device, an apparatus of common utility, and hasn't entirely shed its tie to meaning, so it's acceptable in a way that asshole or bullshit will never be. At the same time, it still has the naughty visuals, so self-styled edgy TV shows -- e.g., 30 Rock, The Office, The Daily Show -- employ it indiscriminately. As proven by tool in the late nineties, an epithet loses most of its value once it's appropriated by prime time.
Hopefully, the blog Hot Chicks With Douchebags can live on due to some sort of grandfather clause.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 18, 2008 04:55 PM

johnkerryisadouchebagbutimvotingforhimanyway.com would also be grandfathered if it still existed.

Posted by: BZ at June 18, 2008 07:08 PM
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