Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Modern-Day Scarlet Letters

The story line in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is very familiar: Hester Prynne is exposed as an adulterer and is forced to wear a scarlet letter for adultery; not a volleyball, basketball, or track letter from a school that begins with an A! Nowadays, we don't do that; instead, famous adulterous scamps get written about in People or the tabloids. Or the New York Times, sometimes.

But society doth change; morals evolve, and people change in different selections from the Sin of the Month Club. As a matter of fact, there's a whole passel of scarlet letters out there for people who feel the slightest amount of guilt or tall poppies needing leveling. Here's a few for your edification:

B - Isn't wearing a bra. 
C - Eats cupcakes.
D - Dances (for Baptists).
DD - Well endowed.
G - Does not eat gluten-free foods.
H - Drives a Hummer.
M - Puts mayonnaise on barbecue.
PC - Did not use politically correct terminology.
R - Put recyclables in the garbage can.
S - Three Stooges fan.
V - Did not vote.
W - Cited Wikipedia in a reference.

Can you add some others? We need some serious grass roots reformation to get people on the Straight and Narrow again.


Meredith said...

T: Doesn't watch television.
H: Home schools.

Sinner Bob said...

K -- Puts ketchup on everything.
M -- Noisy muffler
I agree with Meredith.

Linda Kay said...

C - Only posts about crafts

S - Sings offkey in the shower

M - Talks about medical appointments and maladies.

Deena said...

F - farts in church.
P - rabid about politics
Y - overdoes yard sales

TexWisGirl said...

'still uses hotmail' made me laugh. :)

Bilbo said...

R - Incessantly talks about his/her religion, but isn't the least bit interested in hearing about yours.

P - Deena nailed that one.

C++ - So conservative that he/she believes Faux News is part of the liberal media conspiracy.

Mike said...

K - Can't keep fingers off the keyboard.

N - Takes unnecessary naps and doesn't ....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Grand Crapaud said...

Q -asks nosy questions.
D- -doesn't use deodorant

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the update

ALOHA from Honolulu

The Bastard King of England said...

I like this.