(Opinion) Words matter (or they should).
They are the meat in the social media sandwich which appears to be one of the main sources of energy fueling our ever-crazier world.
Remember the school playground chant: “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Will Never Hurt Me”?
Wrong! They can and they will.
But that doesn’t mean they are somehow inherently bad. Just cast your minds back to Shakespeare’s “Words, words, words” or Lincoln’s 272-word Gettysburg Address.
The origins of the word ‘woke’, now being tossed around like a hot potato at a barbecue . . .
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