Linguistic precision is fun!

A short piece from Salon on the debasement of the word "fun", when applied to activities for children which obviously bloody aren't.

(In case you don't know, this URL has, for months now, been the quick way to convince the Salon site that you've sat through the ads that qualify you for a "day pass".)

3 Responses to “Linguistic precision is fun!”

  1. juanito Says:

    Wow, are you gonna be a daddy or something? :)

  2. RichVR Says:

    "Wow, are you gonna be a daddy or something?"

    I just felt a great disturbance in the Force...

  3. Tim Says:

    Speaking as a parent, I think that parents are all guilty at times of trying to snow the kids into doing something they probably don't want to by describing it as "fun." I try to be as honest as possible about things with them, but mine have managed on several occasions to find me out and call me on it when I'm trying to couch things as fun when they're not.

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