Wednesday, April 27, 2011
What's In A Word
It's just a word, certainly, but some words can make your blood boil, laugh, shiver, cry, maybe even make you feel nauseous.
Here's one that's gotten under my skin lately, thanks to the over-the-top nonstop William and Kate Wedding coverage: Commoner.
Commoner?! What a condescending word. It implies "less than." As if anyone who's a commoner is nothing but ordinary, boring, and not worthy. It even sparked some interesting convo on Twitter yesterday, which was kind of fun.
So I'm suggesting a new word to be used instead of Commoner. I prefer Betterer. Kind of rolls of your tongue, doesn't it?
Are there any seemingly innocent words that press any of your emotional buttons?