CNN’s John King (I think that’s a real person, but I’m not sure) said this week that people shouldn’t say “crosshairs”:
My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language.
So, in case you didn’t know, “crosshairs” is the new “n-word.” Or maybe it’s the new “c-word.”
I’m assuming it’s part of the whole “blame Palin” thing. I suppose it could be because of the “cross” part of the word, but I think it’s part of the “blame Palin” thing. Maybe both.
But, I suppose that if now the media heads are getting all up in arms … so to speak … about the use of gun-related imagery and speech, then banning “crosshairs” is just the beginning. There are more things that you won’t be able to say or do:
- Up in arms
- Shop at Target.
- Ride a bullet train.
- Visit Roy Rogers’ horse.
- Change your printer cartridge.
- Read a magazine.
- Recoil in fear.
- Call someone a “slug.”
- Score a safety in football.
I wonder what other things you won’t be able to say or do as part of this narrative?