Saturday, October 6, 2012

Language matters

The International Business Times refers to my beef with The New York Times over routine use of "he is severely retarded" to describe a person. See page three of the story, under the header: Sticks and Stones.

And Ellen at Love That Max also chimes in on the topic: Let's talk about people who cling to the word 'retard.' Louise


congratulations on taking the Times to task. We have had a number of awkward exchanges with friends and family when we've told them not to use the word in a pejorative manner. The next one I want to tackle is "lame."