Language is a wonderful thing. It tells us so much. Sometimes new words are created or old words combined to expand and enhance language. I guess that was my intention day before yesterday when I coined the new word "oddience" here.
But I was also excited to learn I'm not the only one advancing the meanings and richness of language. It's being enhanced continuously by a new word coined, a new phrase conceived. Oh, my "oddience" may not stick. I realize that. But some new words and phrases do.
And that's why I thought I'd devote just a moment to credit those responsible for a new vocabulary addition I encountered a couple of days ago. I believe it was coined by a fine group of young white university men, members of the lacrosse team at Duke. To them I say, "Hats off!" for enriching language with their bold contribution, "accidental rape".
In defense of advancing spontaneous, intimate unwanted relationships between the sexes, I think accidental rape has the potential to become a real "green light" word!