“Back in the day” (when SNL was funny) my friends and I would gather around the TV to watch Saturday Night Live. On first hearing Dan Ackroyd proclaim these now famous words, “Jane, you ignorant slut!,” my friends and I just about died! For weeks and months it was the catch phrase. Guys said it to girls. Girls said it to guys.
Despite the word’s meaning the whole thing was hilarious and no one took offense.
Times have changed. In our increasingly politically correct world, you can’t call a duck a duck. Actually you can call a woman the c-word without apology or repercussions if you are on one side of the political spectrum and not another.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker has an excellent idea on how to change all that.
“Girls like that could just be called ‘flukes’ in the future.”