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This is a reminder that vocabulary changes. I grew up in the 90's, and it was common to call things re*arded.
I missed the memo 10 years ago and said something was that around a friend's teenage kid. The kid looked aghast and mentioned nobody says that anymore.
You know what? The kid was right. I adjusted and dropped that word from my vocabulary.
Don't blame the kid, or call them PC when this happens to you. Re-examine yourself. Trust me, as you get older it'll happen to you.
Tldr; We all have blinders, and can fall into traps of using hurtful words because they're what you learned to be normal.
What's key is you accept criticism, and adjust.
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