GOOD MORNING FRIENDS!
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on yesterday's
Sure hope that Vicky was able to view those responses.
She helped create tons of memories
for many of us through the decades.
As you can see by the definition at the top of this blog post,
will be centered on the word
It says something to us that in today's society
we don't hear or use this word very often.
As a youth GGC used to hear it a lot.
" That's too risque' for teenagers to see. "
"How DO they get away with something so risque' ?"
"Darling, that goes beyond risque', that's downright lewd!"
We can easily recall when regular TV channels
would not/could not
show an underwear commercial
unless using mannequins to display their goods.
[ That sounds a bit risque in itself, doesn't it? ]
it wasn't all that long ago,
the late 1970's or perhaps early 1980's
when in order to advertise something like a
[ Which GGC thought should be called a "Quicker Picker Upper"]
had to be displayed on what was usually a headless/armless/legless mannequin.
any woman who was expecting
was referred to in the following manner:
" Mrs. _________ is 'with child' "
instead of today's:
a bun in the oven
Back in the day
the Roman Catholic church
used to post [on a regular basis] a list of films/movies
that were okay for R.C.'s to see
on said list were films rated
One could put their very soul in danger of eternal damnation
by even viewing such "trash".
[We're unsure if they still do this.]
The C rated films contained nudity/bad language/sex, etc.
Care to guess which category was most
to teenagers and young adults?
SEE how SMART y'all are?
what is risque' now-a-days?
We're relatively sure that those of you with young
children or grandchildren
try to keep them away from certain things that their
young minds can't quite grasp yet,
but as an adult,
what is risque' to you now-a-days ?
We acknowledge the fact that this blog
has floated around this topic before,
maybe not in these exact words,
but it's truly something that befuddles us.
If perchance you're thinking that every generation
simply becomes more liberal than its predecessor,
where do we go from here?
One can view almost anything on the Internet currently.
We need not go into detail, right?
GGC is no prude and very little shocks us anymore.
[Well, some things still do,,,like snuff films for instance,
which we have not seen nor do we care to...]
Perhaps we've become so accustomed to seeing / hearing everything anymore
that the word
is basically all but gone from our lexicon.
maybe we just use it in reference to our youngsters.
What are YOUR thoughts on this ?
Not to get too involved here
but language is another place where the word
might come into play.
Again, although we are no "Peter Pure Pants"
sometimes the words that are now acceptable
on network TV shock us.
We are not advocating turning the clock back,
because in our estimation we all have choices
as to whether to watch something or to ignore it,
but we're at a loss for words at times
[and you KNOW that's not normal for GGC.]
at what we sometimes hear on network TV.
((Note: A whole other blog post needs to be written on what 'swear words' REALLY are, what words are offensive to society in general
and what words are truly forbidden for Christian folk, etc.))
In writing this blog
GGC oft thinks of the word
We've had some risque' posts on here in the past
at least topic wise, according to some folks.
But we try to be careful about pictures posted on here
because as you well know
a picture can be worth a thousand words.
[ or complaints ]
look for your feedback on
about the word
and whether it's all but gone from current society.
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