Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
User Journal

Journal Journal: The words you use are important 6

Some labels apply to people, you know, human beings?

When we overload them with negative meanings, we dilute their meaning and risk misrepresenting real people who might need understanding.

The term "gay" is not the same as bad.

The term "retarded" doesn't mean foolish or stupid.

Maybe these words have come to mean this to you, but maybe you should think about what this might imply. If it doesn't bother you, then never mind, you might be beyond reflective thought. Maybe some of you who do care about language and people will be more thoughtful.

User Journal

Journal Journal: Page 23 1

Just saw this in Stoolpigeon's Journal.
  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Turn to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"addict ... -v.t. 3. to habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively: a writer addicted to the use of high-flown language; children addicted to video games."

Source: The Random House Dictionary of The English Language. Second Edition, Unabridged.

I did my best, this book isn't really arranged in sentences in the same way that other books might be.

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Working...