The words people cling to

Fascinating and important post from Salty CurrentAP drops ‘illegal immigrant’ and ‘schizophrenic’ and, the language fetishist just might be you

The important point here is that we shouldn’t accept superficially casual dismissals of ‘vocabulary wars,’ ‘fetishization,’ or ‘language policing.’ We should look closely at the words people cling to with the most tenacity, even as they try to sound?blas? about it.

Read the whole thing.



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1 reply

  1. I particularly like the part of the essay that covers speciesism. I loathe the whole Humans Are Teh Greatest garbage.

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