Tuesday, March 1, 2011

End the R-WORD

As a writing teacher, I understand the power words play everyday. What about the words we say in our everyday life?  In my life I've heard the words, "You're child is mentally retarded." Then I've heard people I thought were my friends use the word retard as a synonym for stupid.  It's time to think about the powerful words we use each day.  It's time to think before we speak. 

1 comment:

  1. would that our spoken words could be as easily erased or changed as these I type so carefully. No cursor bounces with our speech, no squiggly red lines hiss when we choose poorly.