Hugh Prather Research Paper

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Jane Smith 1-23-12 Eng Comp 11 Changes Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” -Hugh Prather. You think you have everything mapped out and you understand how society rolls, there is a change. Our society is adapting to new things and as I look at this quote I think about how our language has evolved. Words have come in many ways and sounds whether they are spoken or written. Words for the most part are used for communicating. The way of us using words haven’t changed, but the meanings we put with words have. Some words now days we don’t know whether to take it as a compliment or as an insult, but with the fact of the world evolving, we should make the most positive out of them. The word “bitch” can be one of the…show more content…
For the most part, they protect their kids and do what they have to do for their family, as any female should. The comparison of a female dog to a woman is keeping society in a negative stage when people look at “bitch” as an insult. “I'm tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” This quote, coming from Madonna a woman highly looked upon, shows how a change in a woman’s actions can drive people to name call. Before, women were not as strong or opinionated as a man. They didn’t speak up very much and played their role as a wife. When a woman wants to speak up or has an opinion guys don’t like they are portrayed as a bitch, or it may even be said that they are bitchin. “These days the word bitch is as loaded as the term feminist-both are lobbed at uppity ladies who dare to speak up and who don't back down” (Humphrey p26). She then goes on to talk about how this is not to say that bitch is down with being gratuitously mean or catty; no, we just know that taking a stand is usually more important than being nice. If a person is bitchin, they are complaining or whining but if something is bitchin’, it is deemed to be particularly cool or in-style. A son of a bitch is generally a despicable or

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