Okay everybody, I need a good, hearty opinion here.
A bunch o' we was gyaffing...chatting online, and one of the Admins of the group say if we got problems, tell Admin.
A naughty bug bite me, and I write:
"I got a problem. Me husband leave me for a' older lady. And when I say older, I mean oooold, 'cause he is old!!!"
This start up a pile o' jokes.
A chap tell me I mustn't say old. It ain't PC. (We the people of my native land ain't politically correct, so I know, and he know that I know and everybody know, that he joking too).
I ask if I must say Ancient or Antique.
We all had a hearty time discussing this.
Later on though, I start to think the same ole (ooops) thought that been going through me mind for many years now.
What is wrong with saying old? Old is the new bad-word?
If we can't use the word "old"...ole...I can't call me book Big Ole Home By De Sea no more?
What about this well-known folklore creature:
For the innocent: ole higue does take off she skin, hide it in a calabash in a tree. Then she does spin sheself into a ball o' fire and enter homes to suck them people blood. She especially love the blood of new-born babies.
What we gon call she now?
Them words don't sound right, if you ask me.
Anyways, back to the question...what is wrong with "old" now? How it get to being wrong when, in many cultures, old folks was revered?
What you think?
Enjoy you' day, me hearties. Eat plenty fruit and veggies, drink nice water.
Love, neena xx