Tuesday, November 24, 2009

D-bags jump the shark

The New York Times ran a front-page story over the weekend about the latest "it" word -- douchebag. The Times asked the anti-free speech group Parents Television Council to count how many times you hear it in primetime. The answer: 76 times this year.

Missing from the story was any mention of what a douchebag is literally or figuratively, making the article a little dry for my taste

Suffice it to say, this little piece of journalism will certainly spell the end of the popularity of douche. Might I suggest a related replacement: Colostomy bag, c-bag for short.



Anonymous foxyroxy said...

Only ONE problem .====Messy to say the least .Solution : Just bag it .

November 24, 2009  
Anonymous Bob Sandoolihy said...

Another example of news people "discovering" a trend about 3 years after it happened.

November 26, 2009  
Blogger Cedar said...

I'm superlate to the game here, but I was reading this noir novel from 1952 called The Killer Inside Me, and it has what I think is the final non-advertising use of the word "douche bag" referring to an actual literal douche bag and not as an insult. It jarred me a bit to see it.

December 29, 2009  

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