Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stop Calling Your Pen*s "Junk"

Have you happened to notice how many places---from message boards, to jokes, and comment sections---folks are using the word "junk" to describe human genitals?

Read a post about a nude beach like Sandy Hook New Jersey and someone gripes, "I don't want to go to the beach and see some old guy's 'junk'"  A different post in a different forum lamented that "without dividers between urinals in the men's room, my junk's on display."

Since when did our bodies, or its special parts, become "junk"? We recognize that occasionally a euphemism or two is necessary to avoid triggering spam filters.  That's the reason for using the asterisk in today's blog post title, by the way.  We're certainly not ashamed of the word "penis."  We just know the word may not get by the bots that screen the blogs you follow.

The psalmist wrote, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made."  We agree.  And the Great Creator didn't make any "junk." 

Unless we're referring somehow to a large, floating, Chinese vessel, does "junk" carry a connotation of anything positive?  Didn't think so.  If some folks say something too many times, however, they may start to believe it. Start thinking there should be a law to ban "junk" anywhere.

It's time to move on with a different attitude.