In 7th grade my english teacher banned us from using certain words in our essays, such as the word “was”. The objective? To get us to put more thought into what we were writing, and advance our writing skills. I think the same idea can be applied to political/social arguments on tumblr: ban certain overused buzzwords, so people stop relying on them as a crutch. I think this would help people tremendously with reevaluating their arguments, and elaborating more on their thoughts and reasoning.
Words I suggest we ban:
- white supremacist
Please feel free to add on to this list.
This would be for your own good, tumblr. IT’S ONLY BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.
Thank GAWD this list is out there because of reasons. I mean, FINALLY, right?
Here’s my contribution:
- please (who says that nowadays, anyway?)
And I could go on with all those terms people use not knowing what they REALLY mean, but I have a cake in the oven. So, yes. That’s my contribution for the most stupid idea on tumblr this week (and it’s still Tuesday).
I also suggest that now that we are getting rid of “apologist” we refer to it as “pony”. Again, because of reasons.