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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
3. “THAT’S SO GAY”
This is an inconsiderate and derogatory word. Here are some alternatives:
c. I don’t like that
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”.