I’ve often said that, if the English language must evolve, I don’t want the changes caused by people who have their names on their work uniforms. I want it guided by intelligent, educated scholars and linguists.
I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND!
One of the newer words in English is
added sometime before his death in 1956, by the all-time pompous spoilsport American journalist, H. L. Mencken.
Also called stripper, exotic dancer, or stripteaser. a person who performs a striptease.
From ecdysis – the shedding or casting off of an outer coat or integument by snakes, crustaceans, etc.
With at least three acceptable alternatives, this pretentious prat added yet another, to turn an enjoyable, social pastime into something as cold and clinical as a colonoscopy. He makes Mr. Spock seem like a party animal, and looks like he parts his hair with an axe.
Some of them can appear as dumb as a sack of rocks, but the stoners flipping burgers, and dreaming up new words seem to be a helluva lot more fun than tight-ass, Latin-loving Mr. Mencken. Ignore the word. Ignore the nerd who birthed it. What is your opinion about strippers? 😕
As long as they don’t shed their skin like a snake, I suppose I’m okay with it.