Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I saw something that I thought was truly vulgar. I think because it was posted by a young Catholic mom, I was more upset then I would have been if it had been posted by someone else.
Long before my conversion, I had a plaque hanging in my bathroom depicting Tarzan swinging from a vine and Jane swinging from his ... You get the idea. I don't remember the caption, but I thought it was hilarious. After my conversion, I threw it out.
Vulgarity, like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. It's a curious thing. A woman who will call out another woman for wearing leggings that shows intimate body parts, thinks nothing of wearing a hat in the shape of those same intimate body parts. Interesting.
What is vulgar? Webster's Dictionary defines vulgar as:
1a : lacking in cultivation, perception, or taste : coarseb : morally crude, undeveloped, or unregenerate : grossc : ostentatious or excessive in expenditure or display : pretentious
2a : offensive in language : earthyb : lewdly or profanely indecent3a : generally used, applied, or accepted
b : understood in or having the ordinary sense
- they reject the vulgar conception of miracle
- —W. R. Inge
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