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April 15, 2007

Shame On You!

Because it's been a while since I've ranted, and well, I happen to hate, hate, hate that expression.

I'm okay with the idea of people feeling shame who should feel shame. But in what context would you actually use THAT expression? An expression that basically means the following:

Clearly you do not have a conscience, so I the Blameless, am going to use Almighty Guilt to alert you that you have done something for which you should be ashamed. And P.S., the "judge not lest ye be judged" passage does not apply to me.

Let's forget about adults saying it to adults. That's fairly unheard of, as it would take one hell of an arrogant ass.

My main gripe is parents who would say that to a child. Sure, it's fairly antiquated. But there are some dinosaurs out there! Believe it or not, I heard the phrase yesterday.

Fact is, my dog doesn't know English, but I wouldn't use it with her. There are just other ways to get a point across without lowering oneself into the realm of the condescending.

But what the hell. It's 10am on a Sunday morning, and I should be getting ready to go to church; shame on me!

posted by Key on 08:59 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

This post seems lonely without a comment, so:

It's nice to know a girl who apparently has no sense of shame. I salute you! And my hands are in my pockets!

Posted by: Velociman at April 17, 2007 11:06 PM

Shame on you, Velociman.

Posted by: zonker at April 18, 2007 11:38 PM