1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Acceptable words/phrases

Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, May 10, 2019.

  1. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Old term: B a s t a r d as in being illegitimate. "The b a s t a r d son of...……..
    New term: the word now only in use as a swear word.
     
    needabreak likes this.
  2. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    One is a language, the other has been used as a term of abuse.
     
    needabreak likes this.
  3. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Extra Old Term: Gay
     
    needabreak and EmanuelShadrack like this.
  4. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    “A rose by any other name...”
     
  5. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Ethnicity is IMO an easier way if it is necessary to distinguish people from different races.
     
    ilovesooty likes this.
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Previously DIY
    then gentrification
    now social cleansing
     
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Had this the other day when I posted something referring to black and ethnic minority groups and was corrected to BAME.
     
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Thankfully. I read somewhere that divorce is on the decline and wondered if that is because marriage is too.
     
  9. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    There are swathes of people eagerly seeking opportunities to take offence. Even if you get it right this week, they'll find some reason for it to be wrong next week.
     
    towncryer, lexus300 and peter12171 like this.
  10. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    anything CAN be used as a term of abuse.
     
  11. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    that answers exactly nothing. We are talking about how to refer to different ethnicities.
     
  12. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    I HATE the term "race"- we are not different races, we are all the same race, with miniscule percentages of our DNA originating from other races such as Neanderthals or Denisovians.

    We should not refer to today's population as being different "races" at all. Different "ethnic origins" is far better and more accurate for what we are describing
     
  13. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    I am old enough to remember when the word "special" wasn't derogatory!
     
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    When I was wee it meant cheerful and outgoing and described me to a tee within my family and small group of friends.
     
  15. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Hey you.
     
  16. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I disagree, we are all human but race/ethnicity make us who we are. I believe where we come from and who we come from decide what race we are. It is the bloodline.
     
  17. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    Goodness. You are creating a neo-acceptable phrase live on air.
     
  18. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    what does that mean?
     
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Lead commenter

    Previously: Race
    Now: Ethnic Origins.

    You just gave us a new acceptable word/phrase. Right here.
     
  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Yes it is, because the words are seldom chosen by the subjects themselves. White middle-class labels for All Other.
     

Share This Page