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End the Word

Is It Time For This Word To Go?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Language is a living thing, regularly pruning words that once had benign meaning ("retarded", for instance, was a medical term for "slowed") after they take on connotations beyond their original point. This process is not just window dressing or political correctness but rather a chance and provides a regular re-evaluation of whether we are saying what we really mean.

WATCH: Fighting To End The 'R-Word'

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

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