What word do you want eliminated from the English language?
Asked by Jane Belanger
January 12, 2011
From Mt. Helix (Accountress)
"Politically correct.” I think we’re too politically correct. Sometimes we need to just tell it like it is — not be rude, but I think people tiptoe around things more than they should.
From Santee (Barrista/Dancer)
The N word. I hear it a lot — I live in Santee.
From North Park (Barrista)
My least favorite word is “Starbucks.” I really hate when people come in here [Filter Coffeehouse] and they’re, like, “I’ll take a venti.” Or a “tall.” I’m, like, “I really don’t know what size that makes.”
From North Park (Student)
The word “idiot.” It’s misused all the time. “Idiot savant” is actually someone who’s very smart. They used to refer to artistic people as idiot savants. People throw it out there too often without knowing what it really means.
From City Heights (Teller and Hostess)
The N word — “nigger.” Now it’s, like, white, black, Mexicans...everyone’s using it. It divides us. Anything that divides us needs to be eliminated. God made us as one. We all need to get along.
From Normal Heights (Retired)