'Twas in my time that the Great Telle-vision Language Shift occured. Before the GTLS, or "Gittles," as we call it here in town, folks on the talky-box spoke with such grace and airs, anyone'd be proud to know them or be a fan of their show. There 'us shows like Leave it to Beaver, that though it sounds dirty in the title, what with th'beavers an all, it 'us really wholesum, an everyone in it wore nice clothes and talked real nice, sayin' things like "Please, momma?" and "'You may be 'scused, son.' 'Gee, thanks, dad!'" Just as wholesum as whole wheat bread, I say.
Then there 'us these funny, but serious shows like Growing Pains and Family Ties. I 'member an episode where Alex P. Keaton said "crap" an got into big trouble for it. In my time, people didn't say words like shit and bitch on tv. Oh, no. Telle-vision is too powerful a thing to be spewing curse words all over th'place for younguns to hear and take impressionably.
But now-a-days, you turn on the Telle-vision and all you hear are curse words. "When did this start happenin'?" I asked m'self and I came to the conclusion it was in aught three, when that filthy show South Park aired their "Night of a Thousand Shits." Ever since then, everyone's thought it's okay to curse up a storm and apparently them Neilsen guys don't give a rat's ass about watching what gets broadcast to make sure no filth makes it to little kids without them knowin' it's wrong.
And what about them commercials they got runnin' these days? I seen one for Burger King that makes it sound like all guys would cook their own hand for breakfast without a woman or a sandwich from Burger King. What crazy hogwash! Again, I ask, what are we teachin' the younguns? If you are alone, you better hope you can drive to Burger King or else you gonna starve is what it sounds like to me.
It seems strange to me that everyone freaks out when a Jackson's boobie pops out of a dress accidentally, but no one blinks an eye when people start sayin' curse words all over the place. It's funny how moral standards loosen up so much with each passin' generation.