More proof that we live in the Age of Euphemism

Words actually mean things. If you open a dictionary, you’ll find definitions associated with every word.

For example, Siri says that the word “athlete” is defined as “someone who is trained to compete in sports”. Google says that “sports” is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.”

Here’s a small blurb on how the U.S. Government is now officially recognizing certain gamers (i.e., people who rarely, if ever, emerge outdoors or see natural sunlight) as “athletes” in order for international players to receive visas to compete in tournaments.

The logic of government. Professional gamer needs a visa so he can compete in a tournament. Only way to do that is to…. redefine the word “athlete”. Makes you wonder what other words receive this treatment.

We have departed the Age of Reason for the Age of Euphemism.

Meanwhile, I’m gonna go do a hundred lay ups and then jog 10 laps.


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