You sound intelligent to know this, but I will state the obvious anyway....words are neutral. The words don't bother me. It is how one uses the word that bothers me.
True, and often things get convoluted by how we attach meaning to words. A wise man said "There's no difference between f*ck and spaghetti other than the importance we attach to them." I've been called a bigot many times in this forum by the usual suspects/morons. But they are morons (not to mention hypocrites) so it doesn't bother. Indeed, kit amuses me.
The double standard bothers me. Blacks can use the N word with impunity but whites sign their death warrant if they use the same word. Gays can use whatever words they want re gays, but breeders are prohibited... or so they'd like to claim. By that reasoning, can I declare that the aforementioned suspects/morons may not use words like intelligent, normal, rational, or sane?
Doubtful. I don't think anybody would care, which is how I feel about morons and hypocrites telling me which words they are allowed to use but I am not. Such morons/hypocrites are to be ridiculed.
So I do.
Have a good one.