Words Hurt: A history of common insults

Words Hurt: A history of common insults

After reading this article by Uuganaa Ramsay, I was interested to find out about the etymologies of words that are used as insults.

Words used as insults can affect more than just their target

In any language, there are words that hurt. But they don’t just hurt the people they are directed at. Seemingly specific insults targeted at one person in a tweet or a Facebook post in relation to their belief or understanding of something may well offend countless others who believe the same thing. A word you may not find offensive, could seriously offend many people. Continue reading “Words Hurt: A history of common insults”