5 March 2009

Innocent Boners

Back in the day, general vocabulary was more innocent. Swearing wasn't used as frequently, and TV/Radio shows were hesitant to put any sort of cussing in them.

Not so nowadays; it seems every third word we hear is a swearword, whether we're watching a TV show, walking around in a shopping mall, strolling next to a nursery (what?).

But seriously, vocabulary has changed. Things that sounded innocent back in the day, now mean something else. A great example is the Flinstones theme song; "we'll have a gay ol' time". You can't say that out loud in a public space today without getting a few raised eyebrows, looks of hatred, and a protester or two come up to you.

Another great example is the comic industry; what seemed innocent back then is apparently not nowadays. Here's a Batman comic from back in the 60's, and the Joker is obviously not very pleased with his performance. Enjoy:


Seriously though, what's a boner?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to the Mac dictionary:

1. (informal) a stupid mistake.
2. (vulgar slang) an erection of the penis.

Probably the first one.

ammaro said...

aha, so the joker probably did make a boner...

Anonymous said...

oh crap hahahaha thats hilarious!

NeverMind said...

Hahahaha. seriously; what's a boner.
you just made my day. Thank you.

Semaj said...

I remember reading about this one too. I heard they don't reprint this issue because of that 'Boner'.

There was a character named "Boner" in some 80s sitcom too, if I recall

Shwaish said...

hmm i would give u looks of hatred itha u said we'll have a gay old time :p say it 3adi

rosh said...

lol! c'mon bro you know better! :)

Anonymous said...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boner
Hopefully the site is not censored.

Maya // مايا said...

Lol @ "3adi" :D

beaverboosh said...

... a chinese election...

Anonymous said...

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