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Offensive Words

Zoë Triska

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 10.25.2013 | Books

When I was a kid, everyone used the phrase Indian giver. We didn't even think about it. We weren't reprimanded by teachers, either. Admittedly, I went...

9 Things People Over 50 Never Want To Hear

Shelley Emling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Whether on TV or not, language is a tricky thing. Words can put people on the defensive -- or make them feel on top of the world. And, although, as the saying goes, "words can never hurt me," they can annoy the heck out of someone. For example, no one in 2013 should still be uttering 'bromance,' or 'oh, awkward' or 'binders full of women.'