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Sticks and Stones….

How much weight does a word carry? We’ve all heard it said, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Is that really true? People-First Language, “a form of linguistic prescriptivism aiming to avoid perceived and subconscious dehumanization when discussing people with disabilities” (Wikipedia) believes¬†that words can hurt. That’s why …

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