I don’t know if you have been hearing it, but I have. The word Goth.
It once meant Gothic or a Dark Punk Music sub culture.
Now it means that anything:
Black - the color
Odd - not the norm
In - In fashion, décor, fad… to be sought after
Mixed - Eclectic, a group of things not normally seen together
Dark - as in scary bad
Crying - tears
Too much - as in more then enough stuff, makeup, hair, layers of clothing…
Insane - scary crazy
Off center - Not even
These days, the little black dress is a touch of goth. Mimes are not a set of actors who don‘t talk to get their point across, but a sub set of Goths. (So Not.) And someone with a black eye or smudged makeup, is going for the latest look.
The middle aged black, hide your fat, pants suit is now becoming granny goth. A little girl crying in the toy store for something she can’t have is being told by her parent to ‘Stop being Goth.’
The over use of the word ‘Goth’ is making me crazy. It confuses things. It waters it down and makes it worthless.
At this rate all things imperfect with be Goth and all Goths imperfect.
And that is a troubling thought.