OK, I get that slang does creep into our language and words take on other meanings…
It happens quite a bit and it even happened back in the Stone Ages haha …when cool meant something was hot and hot meant something was cool and word meant something was true and cold meant something was bad, and bad meant something was good… And so on and so forth.
But now, we have this other NEW camp incident where kids are getting in trouble, because they aren’t allowed to say the word “dank.”
Jack: oh, and by the way we’re not supposed to say dank anymore at camp. Add that to the list!
Me: why? Doesn’t dank mean cold and dark like a cave? What’s the problem?
Jack: apparently it means something else… we just say it like “dank Memes!” That doesn’t even mean anything.
Me: trust me, I know, I’ve been hearing that from you for months, along with allah Akbar. Sigh.
Jack: well, apparently it has other meanings.
(So I grab my phone and look up the word dank. Well OK so it has to do with a type of marijuana, etc., and stoners and potheads, but it also has the real meaning of cold and dark!)
Me: I still don’t see why this is a thing. If you were saying “wow I smoked some dank marijuana” or …wait maybe dank IS the marijuana… (?) anyway I don’t think you’re using it in a context that is bad.
Jack: tell that to the counselors.
Me: well just do what they tell you and don’t say it, keep your head down, and be good.
Jack: Mom, I don’t have that camp this week. I’m going to taekwondo camp remember?
Me: Is that where I’m bringing you? (I look around to make sure I’m going in the right direction on the highway…)
I can barely keep the camps straight, ha ha at least I was heading in the right direction towards taekwondo camp.