"take offense to"; the "R-word"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 23:25:02 UTC 2010

It gets better still--there are two quite distinct sites-- r-word.org
and rword.org

> In a statement, the group -- including the leaders of the Special
> Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities --
> said they accepted Emanuel's apology, and hope that more Americans
> understand that "the R-word is polluting our language."

And there is this:

> Here's the full statement from *the disability leaders*:

Disability leaders? Really??

And what have they been doing about the use of X-tard words?


On 2/5/2010 5:34 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Wait, wait! It gets better:
> "The controversy over the 'R-word' comes just as the Special Olympics is
> gearing up for its second annual 'Spread The Word to End the Word'
> campaign.They have set up a website,
> www.r-word.org<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ynews/ts_ynews/storytext/ynews_ts1114/35006948/SIG=11qibid1p/*http://www.andrewgolis.com/ynews/wp-admin/www.r-word.org>,
> where people can pledge not to use the word anymore. According to a
> spokesperson, they're hoping to obtain at least 100,000 pledges to 'change
> the conversation,' and as of this writing, they've collected over 55,000
> pledges, including Rahm Emanuel's."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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