Human Rights

6 Phrases Which Need to Go

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1.     USE “I’M HUNGRY” INSTEAD OF “I’M STARVING”

Utilizing the word, “I’m Starving” insinuates you are living in poverty, a more appropriate word is “I’m Hungry”. The next time you use the words, “I’m Starving” inappropriately, remember there are those who earn less than $1.29 a day.  

 

2.     ELEMINATE THE WORD “RETARDED” FROM YOUR DICTIONARY

This is a hurtful and an inconsiderate word. Here are some alternatives you can use:

a.     That is not intelligent

b.     That is not nice

c.     Disability

3.      “THAT’S SO GAY”

This is an inconsiderate and derogatory word. Here are some alternatives:

 

a.     Unintelligent

b.     Weird

c.     I don’t like that

4.     “HOUSEWIFE”

This term emphasizes a wife only serves the needs of a husband and look after their children. Some alternatives are:

 

a.     Domestic Engineer

b.     Parenting Professional

c.     Household Technician

5.     “HANDICAPPED     ”

This is not the proper term to refer to someone with a physical disability. Since a disability can affect anyone at anytime, why do we segregate a segment of society by identifying them as “handicapped”?

 

An alternative is physically challenged

 

6.     “ILLEGAL ALIENS”

This phrase implies illegal immigrants originate from extra-terrestrial means. A wiser alternative would be “Undocumented Immigrants”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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