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Descriptive Words and Alternate Meanings

6 Dec

“Let me ask you this” says Miree, with the hint of a laugh in her voice, “what’s your definition of a slut?”

I say to her “someone who will have sex with anyone and everyone without any regard for themselves or the other person.”

“See, that’s the same as mine.”

She went on to tell me how her friend Kyle has a completely different definition of the word. His being a little overkill personally and honestly a little off from the reality of the word, but that’s the difference between people.

Once we hung up I thought about how people have a variety of definitions for certain words such as hook up, dating, and lying.

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