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

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 8 13:40:11 UTC 2010

Victor Steinbok wrote
> And what have they been doing about the use of X-tard words?

On therword.org website there is a video indicating that an important
initial catalyst for protests was an X-tard word. A Minneapolis
theater group in 2007 used the show title "The Rise of the
Celebretards", and some members of the disabled community took
offense. They created a film called "Offense taken".


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

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