You know how the word "gay" has changed its meaning in the past 100 years or so? All of the cute little rhymes and songs that talk about frolicking and Gay Par-ee? Can't really use'em in their original context without enduring total sophmoric behavior. (and of this, I am sometimes guilty. I'm not a robot!)
And how about the Owl and the Pussycat? Yeah.
Can you guys please weigh in on the issue of the word "pimp"? I busted a student today for wearing a shirt that said "Pimp...(something something something)" on it. I told her quietly that her shirt was offensive and that I wasn't going to look at the word "PIMP" emblazoned on her shirt in big yellow letters while I was teaching and that she could either go turn it inside out or get something else to wear. My Inner Priss reared her ugly, prissy head. I was talking with some colleagues about it and it was suggested that the word today doesn't have the same meaning as it did back in our day, as evidenced by "Pimp My Ride".
I still think it's offensive for a young lady to wear clothing that has "PIMP" anywhere on it.
What do you all think?