Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nudist vs Naturist, Nude vs. Naked, Nudist Colonies vs Nudist resorts - Words have so much meaning

Words have so much meaning to so many people and to others they have none.

I know of certain nudists and naturists who get all bent out of shape if you don't believe them that there are big differences between naturists and nudists. To me nudists has 7 letters and naturists has 9 letters. Big deal. Whatever you call yourself, lets promote fun nudism or naturism.

The same is true of nudist colonies and nudist resorts. Although I think the word nudist colonies is pretty out of date, I would never make fun of a non nudist for saying it. I would just say we don't live in colonies.

Now I guess in Louisiana they are going to have a panel discussion as to the differences between nude and naked. And god forbid someone get those words mixed up.

To me the old song, You say tomato, I say tomato, You say potato, I say potato...
Who cares what word you are using. Let's just work to make nudism more mainstream.

Here's the story:

"Nude vs. Naked: A Panel Discussion, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. What is the difference between “naked” and “nude?” Why does one provoke embarrassment, while the other inspires appreciation? And what happens when people get the two mixed up? While the nude is one of the most enduring and universal subjects in art, it has also proven to be one of the most misunderstood and, at times, controversial. Panelists will provide their insights, considering historical, cultural, and educational issues related to the nude in art."

For the full article click here

And if you have ever wanted to go topless or nude sunbathing, or is that naked sunbathing, at a nudist resort, or is that nudist colony or is it naturist?

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