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29 September 2015 @ 05:52 am
The Iron Law of Euphemism states that any euphemism will last only as long as it takes for people to notice that it refers to the same offensive concept, and then the euphemism will need a euphemism. I expect some day to hear children crying, "Mommy! Bobby said a bad word! He called me special!" Large women are special.

Thanx to Metafilter
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on September 29th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)
This article made me think of something entirely different. It made me think of why we should all shop online and let the brick-and-mortar retailers die.
Young Geoffreyed_rex on September 30th, 2015 04:14 am (UTC)
That's not special, that's old!
Around here (at least some parts of Ontario, Canada), special has been popularly used to me variations of stupid &ct for quite a few years now.

EDIT: This stuff moves fast.

Edited at 2015-09-30 04:15 am (UTC)