Many would believe the word “racist” is the strongest word in the English language today.
I understand accusing someone of being “racist” has damaging consequences, even in a jovial manner where heavy prices have to be paid by those who have earned this tag.
However, political correctness has meant derogatory words to offend ethnic minorities has caused the most of the population to refrain from using such language in personal face-to-face situations.
The word “Weird”, however, can be used to heavily outcast any person that one draws the line at.
Such a word has been found to aggressively sap the self-esteem out of the more vulnerable members in society.
I have genuine belief there is no other word that has shaped the hierarchy of the English-speaking world, more than this word has.
To be continued…