The word "pornographic"

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 21 18:02:59 UTC 2000

Is it just me?...or does the following use of
"pornographic" bother anyone else in this group?

  "What I find pornographic is that the people of this
state (Utah) continue to elect lawmakers who listen to
people like Ruzicka.  Gayle, quit trying to raise my
kids. Their mother and father are doing just fine. "
(In Loco Parentis, Salt  Lake Tribune, Sunday January

   Has the word "pornographic" lost its reference to
the erotic and sexual (whether erotic and sexual
material is good or bad is not the point of my
enquiry) and become another word for disturbing,
obscene, disgusting, horrific, etc.   Maybe this is a
local phenomenon: a local radio talk show host has
said several times that he finds the Holocaust to be
pornographic, which is a concept that I really find

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