If you disagree with what I say in this column, that’s fine – you’re entitled to your own opinion. You can express yourself to friends and anyone else who’ll listen – or wait to get your own newspaper column. And wait ‘til you hear what’s going on in our schools.
In my classical Greek class, I learned an ancient proverb: Áγροικός είμι; τήν σκάφην σκάφην λέγω.
In case you elected to take woodworking instead, the translation is: “I am from the country; I call a spade a spade.” I’ve taken it to mean, “Speak plainly and forthrightly, call things what they are.” Be direct. Say what you mean.
That may not always be politically correct, but so what? I’ve grown weary of political correctness – which so often uses imprecise descriptions in place of plain words that convey true meaning. So frequently, political correctness defies common sense and eons of real human usage.