On the Offensive

Prejudice in Language Past and Present

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I'm not a racist, butYou look good, for your ageShe was asking for itYou're crazyThat's so gay

Have you ever wondered why certain language has the power to offend? It is often difficult to...

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"I don't think there is any more difficult topic in present-day language study than the vocabulary of offence. Karen Stollznow has done us all a great service in bringing together the largest...

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