I find it amusing, but even more concerning, as we continue to see more and more the definition of words change by those who choose to do such.
Recently a prompted NASCAR race driver won a race only to be found in violation of the rules of the governing body of that competition. A follow-up inspection revealed an illegal suspension for his car. His team was penalized 25 points, fined $50,000 and his crew chief suspended for two up coming races.
When asked about it his reply:
"I think what happened was something that's very, very small. What we got in trouble for was something that really didn't make our car faster. It wasn't like a big thing, the rule is written in black and white. We pushed a little too far. We'll pay the penalty and move on.
Don't you like the young driver's use of his word "push." "We pushed a little too far."
Let's see----in a check of the dictionary the word push: " A vigorous effort to obtain something by moving forward from."
How about the word "broke." "To infringe, ignore or act contrary to a law or a rule."
I think more and more we are living in a society that choose to describe its actions in a way other than what words once described.
"Naw naw...I didn't break any rules I just step on the gas, "pushed" it a bit further and now you guys are wanting to describe or say I did something I didn't do. How terrible of you. to think differently of me."
But hey some of my good friends tell me that one of the smartest presidents we ever had, well remember he once told us or gave us a new definition of what sex was and wasn't. So why should I be surprised when a twenty some year old race driver kid wants to tell me, his fellow competitors and the governing body of his sport, "hey I only pushed the rules."
What the young man did, his race team, years ago...it would have been called ---now here's a word for you....."Cheating." But now no/ no its only...."Pushing."
May 5, 2017