Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can we invent a new word...

for the disgusting, vile, low, putrid, abominable behavior taking place at Penn State?? Because "disgusting" doesn't really seem to paint the full picture, does it?

How people could be aware of this and let it go is beyond me. Vile Vile Vile. Vitriolic.

Oh hell, let's just make it into a vocab lesson.

abandoned, abject, appalling, bad, base, coarse, contemptible, corrupt, debased, degenerate, depraved, despicable, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, evil, filthy, foul, horrid, humiliating, ignoble, immoral, impure, iniquitous, loathsome, low, mean, miserable, nasty, nauseating, nefarious, noxious, perverted, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, sinful, sleazy*, stinking, ugly, vicious, vulgar, wicked, worthless, wretched

And even that doesn't cover it. We need new words for the lows that we have reached. Or maybe we don't. Maybe the greats of the past have the right words for us now.

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. - Albert Einstein

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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