Changing Words is Hard

Using the right words is not especially easy. I should know; I help people do that for a living. I also try to make words do things to say stuff and express my feelings.

Content warning: I allude to slurs in this piece, citing a couple of them, and also discuss ableism.

Sometimes those feelings are angry, contemptuous, dismissive, or that sort of thing. It’s useful to have ways to belittle or…

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