Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tracking the decline …

… America’s war on words. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“Killing two birds with one stone” and asserting “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” will consign you to the naughty step, as both expressions “normalize violence against animals.” Exclaiming “I killed it!” about your presentation at work is sure to make your mates blanch. (Whoops! The UK Home Office has banned the word “mate,” for reasons unexplained; perhaps white men found supremacist solidarity in the term.) Come now, “doing a good job should not be equated with death.” “Killing it” could “also be triggering if someone close to the recipient actually was killed.”

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