- Jan 26, 2021
I've long since considered that the primary breakdown in communication between conservatives and liberals is a matter of terminology. Often we might use a "trigger word" that brings up negative feelings about an issue to our liberal brethren, which can shut their brain down to anything else you have to say or, worse yet, hurt their feelings.
Below I have put together the beginnings of a table that will help us speak to the progressive friends and family in our life, without turning them off by using no-no words. Please add to this list if you think of any others.
Original (No-No) Word
Reason it's a No-No Word
Obviously a word for white nationalist nazi scum.
A dangerous breeding ground for new COVID strains.
Anti-Evil Peaceful Protest
A bunch of old, out-of-touch white dudes. Gross.
Occupy America Protesters
They're racists who just want to kill innocent Muslims.
Show's what a bigot you are for assuming there are only two genders.
Biologically Settled Scientific Sexual Designators
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Original (No-No) Word Reason it's a No-No Word Liberal-Friendly Rebranding NPC Too real Googler Free Speech Communicating original ideas is dangerous Friendly Talk Retard Hits too close to home Scientist Faggot Too gay Penis Pal
Special thanks to @quickfeet for bringing these tables to my attention.