Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Slam" is the new "Diss"

I guess the media had to come up with a way to say someone was disrespecting or criticizing someone or something else, without using the slang "diss."

Of course, these days, they're fine with using all sorts of other slang words, but I guess this one crosses a line. That's okay, I guess.

It's just mildly interesting, to me, that I keep seeing articles about how Gwyneth Paltrow "slams" America or President Bush "slams" Kerry's comments or how this senator "slams" that report on blah blah blah.

Mostly, it's just getting old. I'll be glad when journalists get tired of a discard "slams" like it was "funky," "fresh," or "rad."


Luke Cage said...

Isn't it awful when they take a phrase or word and run it into the ground to the point it sickens you when you hear it? geeeez... !

West said...

Yup. I've been guilty of that, myself, from time-to-time, but "the media" talks to more people than I do so a little goes a long way.

Also, I think "slams" is a bit of an over-reaction to things like Paltrow's comments. "Slam"ming something is a violent act, so applying the term to someone's speech suggests the verbage was particularly strong.

Usually, that's not really the case.