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Thread #132499   Message #4062008
Posted By: PHJim
29-Jun-20 - 09:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Mrrzy- PM
Date: 21 Jun 20 - 12:35 PM

Using definitions instead of the word so defined.

Using initials as in The w-word when avoiding saying Walk in front of your dog is fine, but doing that with any human over the age of spelling is infantilizing, condescending, and patronizing/ paternalistic. Either use the word or don't.

Mrrzy - There are words that I don't feel comfortable saying, like "the N word". In that case, I will use the initial.

While that's the only one that comes to mind right now, I know that my dear departed grandmother would say "the F word" rather than "fuck" when she was quoting someone and I'm glad she did.