With the failure of the bailout and the stock market tanking, wondering what tomorrow will be like prompted me to pull up something I didn't post at the time, but which seems to have taken on new currency, ha-ha.
Remember when that idiotic black guy in Texas took offense at another council member characterizing some expense as a "black hole?" Would he have preferred "African-American hole?" So I got to thinking about the implications. What if we did that in our everyday vocabulary? What might that look like? Here are a few examples… they might take some getting used to, but I believe they make perfect sense…
African-American eyed peas?
African-Americanbeard the Pirate?
African-American shoe polish?
African-American Forest cake?
African-American tie and tails?
Hand me the African-American Magic Marker.
I African-Americaned out for a moment?
People in mourning wear African-American?
The African-American Sea?
It used to be yellow, I dyed it African-American.
The African-American wire is the hot one!?!
I paid off my credit cards, and I'm finally in the African-American?
Now c'mon, let's all sing along…
"Pack up all my care and woe, here I go, singing low, bye-bye African-Americanbird…"
"I see a red door and I want to paint it African-American…"
"African-American is African-American… I want my baby back…"
I welcome your input here. If it spares a single person from being offended, I think it's worth altering our entire vocabulary…