Comment 76043

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted April 18, 2012 at 15:32:59

>> Words that insult the intelligence of another (present or not) ought to be treated with the same shock and disdain, especially a word that was so recently in use clinically. End the word.

Which is exactly what your article does.

By implying that people should filter their speech through YOUR personal experience/beliefs system, you are claiming moral/mental superiority.

For example, I have been told my whole life that swearing is bad...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8458163/Swearing-can-help-relieve-pain-study-claims.html

However, as this article points out, spoken words have strong emotional/physiological effects on the speakers.

By telling others that they cannot use a certain word(s), how do you know you are not harming that person more than the person you're trying to help?

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