Example: There are so many (sotto voce) Mexicans in that store. Or I didn't know he was (here comes the sotto voce) gay. These types of statements are usually accompanied by appropriate body language: a hand cupped around the mouth and head turned abruptly to the side to engulf the listener as the apparently distasteful word is uttered.
2. Why, when someone makes one of those whisper comments in my presence, do I just let it go? OK. I know the answer to this one: Hating confrontation, I have to be really pissed off before I launch into an attack mode.
3. Why do so many politicians love to say "with all due respect" before delivering a scathing zinger?
4. Why are people paying big bucks for jeans with faded spots, wrinkles, and rips?
5. Following the example of draft card burners of the 60s, why don't Tea Party seniors "put their money where their mouths are" and burn their Medicare cards? It's not quite the same, I know, because $$$ is involved in the latter situation; but why not be consistent in word and practice? Hello, hypocrisy?
Maybe it's just me.
10 hours ago