There are a lot of words we’re no longer supposed to use in polite company. For example, the words idiot, moron, even delusional aren’t appropriate — and for good reason. There are challenged, struggling people out there and using slang words about their condition as pejoratives is more than impolite, it’s hurtful. Likewise, there are many wonderful words of profanity we’re definitely not allowed to use on a family show. The more flowery among us have learned to tone down our expressions. Read the full story at ZDNet.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.