Offensive Words You Need To Ban From Your Vocabulary (if you haven’t already)

Lately, we have been going through a lot of changes, we are learning a lot of new things and so far we are loving it! We are talking more about feelings and emotional abuse which was something not very common among us. So here are some words that we learnt we can’t say and why we can’t use them in our daily conversations.

1. The N-word (and the arabic word to it)

What is the N-word?

the word n**** is an ethnic slur describing or used to address a black person. It is used by the African Americans, dark skinned people among themselves. And if used by someone other than black people, is considered racist.

2. Motawahed/Motawaheda/Tawahod

Autism; a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction.

Autism is a neurological disorder, so calling someone who is not autistic “motawahed” or saying that you have “tawahod” is offensive and not right, we shouldn’t joke around about something that affects other people’s lives negatively

3. Reta*d

Meaning: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development. The word was often used medically to describe someone who has intellectual disability.It’s considered offensive if we use this word to compare people, places to individuals with intellectual disability.

4. Bipolar

a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. So if your friend/sibling is crying and the other moment they’re laughing, unless they are diagnosed by a professional, do not call them bipolar. And also “El gaw bipolar awy” is offensive as well. We should stop using real disorders and mental illness to describe random things.

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