If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
Wow, I really have to rant about this post I just read by The Jittery Goat, and it was better than good it was…geez I don’t know what adjective to use, AUSPICIOUS, and timely. 50 years ago, I’m sure SOME people would not be insulted by hearing this word unfortunately, but thank goodness for forward thinking!
He actually spoke about 2 different words which are no thank you, but I just want to refer to 1 of the 2.
What I loved is, he used few words to get his message across, he talked about the word, and its history. He spoke about people who used this word, also, how damaging this word is. Really the word should be removed from the English/American language, for sure. Unless, there is context, a period piece your writing about, a movie your directing, etc.
This word is so devastating it can ruin careers, especially if the career is in the public eye. I’m thinking of one recent celebrity specifically.
Although, the irony is, if your of a certain race, in America, you have unwritten license to use this word indiscriminately with no repercussions, it’s sort of, right of passage, for some stupid reason, and that is mind-boggling.
For example, if SUPERSTAR, Will Smith used the word, he would be deemed a hero by many, (but not me, I don’t care for him very much!!!) Or if film director, Spike Lee uses the word it’s all ok (NOT), but this is how our society choses to deal with the atrocities of our past.
Has anyone figured out what that word is yet?
This was my No, Thank You word. However, since The Jittery Goat said it best, I know I can’t do better. So I will just leave it there, and let you read his blog post.
PS, sorry Paula Deen but I’m done with you, I didn’t really care for you before either, but now I have a good reason not to care for you. No wonder you like the movie “The Help,” so much.
Shazza ~ Musings&Rants