Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cultural conciousness

My friend Mike, with whom I teach 7th/8th grade Religious Education at our parish, posited an interesting idea last Sunday: He says that the word "respect" is so ingrained in our cultural imagination, what with Aretha Franklin being the Queen of Soul and the influence of Motown and all, that anytime someone in the United States says that word, another person within hearing distance will automatically spell it. Or at least think it.

You're thinking it right now, aren't you? Hee hee.

1 comment:

Kbg said...

Absolutely, I was.