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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

6. I don't understand that particular blinder people wear

The language I use at home is not the language I use in front of patients. My husband and I have what Steven King referred to as the 'internal language of a marriage'. Many people use words differently depending on where they are.

Those are milder examples; kick it up to sexist, homosexist or racist language and it should be clear.
Words matter. Yet the 'word police' crew will express sympathy over the suicide of a Facebook bullied child and completely miss the point that it was words that were used as a vicious weapon.

And then there's snark. Why make attempts at being so clever, if words don't matter? Why is there pig pile on every thread about abusive language if they don't matter? It's projection if you ask me.

I recently observed a stanch defender of all kinds of language get pissy and upset because someone was making jokes about a possible discovery on Mars. No, I'm not kidding.

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