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Updated: 05/08/2014 08:00:04AM

The taming of the tongue

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Of all the words flying around out there that can be interpreted as a bad one, suddenly “bossy” is being singled out a lot. Are you kidding me, with all the garbage we hear in music, in movies, on TV, and the stuff we see on T-shirts and bumper stickers?! And bossy is the only one they’re taking aim at?

You may have seen the TV commercial already, but it includes some Hollywood folks and others condemning the use of the word. Their mantra is “Let’s change the world by banning bossy.” The idea behind it is that it labels young girls, saying that by middle school age they’re less interested in leadership positions because they’re worried about being called that. I’m nowhere close to conquering the world with what little I’ve done with my 59 years on planet Earth, but if I’d let name-calling change my world, I’d have been hiding under the bed all my life, afraid of how someone might interpret me.

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