Boy do I miss George Carlin. He was a word master. I did not particularly like his politics, but I admired the way he could put any politician in his place. (OR HER place…jeez do I have to say “his or her” for the rest of my life? When you speak Spanish do you have to say “la or las” in front of every noun?...sorry to get off track.)
If you tap dance around a word, you give it power, confront it and it weakens.