But first, another event worth sharing in celebration. Last month, I entered the monthly photo contest on Nikonia’s Travel forum. The theme was Trains. My photo was selected as one of the six finalist.
Last week’s Sunday Serendipity post was fun & enlightening. You never know where you are going to end up. Lets do it again.
French, from soi ‘oneself’ + disant ‘saying’.
The first page of bing’ing it and google’ing results in a page of dictionary references. That is not what serendipity looks for. Searching deeper.
I. In the news search, the following headline is revealed: America’s NU soi-disant soldier(s): The thug life and gang culture revealed
In today’s Baltimore Examiner, Luke Broadwater exposes the brazen shooting of a 46-year old victim, by two 17-year old assailants. (http://www.baltimoreexaminer.com/local/crime/121208laughbalt.html) You heard me, seventeen years old and out at midnight, packing heat (in possession of a weapon for those unaware of street language) and being a menace to society! However uncomfortable and baffling this may seem to the average everyday working class citizen reading this article, it has become a common thing not only here in Baltimore City, but throughout this state and country. It is no longer solely an urban area problem but “thug life” and gangs have infiltrated all sectors of American life!
I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones.