I was on facebook. Well, that isn't what made me sad, but it's something that happened on facebook. Someone's status was:
Go to urbandictionary.com, type in your 1st name, copy and paste this on your status and put the 1st entry for your name under comments.
This was cool. I did it, and it was fun. In fact, the two friends of mine who also did it shared more than just the first entry, which was extra fun. The thing that made me sad was that one of my facebook friends who did it (and who I've actually met face to face just a few times) said that she wouldn't share the third entry on her facebook, but that we could look it up if we wanted to. I looked it up, and it turned out that it said that her name was slang for "lesbian."
I know she's a Right Wing Christian, but this being me I just had to ask "What's wrong with the word lesbian?" She replied "Everything's wrong with it. I do not want it on my facebook." Then she deleted my question and her reply.
I'm wasn't surprised by her response, but it still made me sad. I'm also sort of speechless. How can someone be so intolerant?
Maybe I should blow some bubbles to cheer myself up. Peace through bubbles!
And now, just for the fun of it, here's what urbandictionary.com says about my name:
1) the hottest most gorgeous chick in alaMURda (alameda for you un gangsta ppl) and i love her !!!!
sarita is my sexy woman and i love her
The next two are in the same vein. Who knew I was so hot? Number 4, and the last one, is...
4) The cheapest person ever. Often thinks extremely discounted sales items are overpriced. Used as an adjective to describe obscenely difficult actions to save small sums of money.
Today I pulled a Sarita and 20 miles because the gas is 1 cent cheaper there.
I actually find number four sort of funny. And since Sarita is the Spanish form of Sarah (did you know that?) I also want to share the first entry for the name Sarah:
1) The name "Sarah" is translated from the Hebrew language. It means "Princess"...and rightly so!
The translation of "Sarah" is "princess"
So I guess I'm a hot princess.
Anyways, I figured that a little bit of levity would be good after talking about intolerance.