Hey, I love Tarantino and all that’s ever come out in his name… but as far as “pussification” goes, George Carlin not only has him beat… I think he might have a case againt him considering the trade mark symbol is used. wink
I’m referring to the use of the word in the Kill Bill promo ads below.
Back in ‘99, Carlin came out with his comedy album, “You’re All Diseased”, and as far as I know introduced the term “pussification”. I can’t be 100%, but I’m pretty sure he coined it, cuz he’s used it quite prominently more than once in his standup and print work. I’ve uploaded a small minute-long mp3 of Carlin’s use of it. (250k) Snag it
here if y’want.
But, this is just a retarded junkfood for thought topic, so whatever. I don’t care who coined it, I just think these ads are just poor use of the word - if it can even be called a word in the first place.
In the context of the Kill Bill ad, it comes off as something to be proud of. You’ve been pussified! You’re pimpin’ now, baby kinda thing. But I mean, c’mon… pussification strikes me as an emasculating term. Deification is when someone is made to be a god in one’s eye. So with pussification, shouldn’t it naturally mean… You’ve become a pussy?
Absolutely pointless, I know. But being a fan of Carlin, it kinda bugged me. shrugs