Another ban? No, thank you

If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?

Ban a word? another ban? No, thank you. I don’t like offensive words and I wouldn’t use them, as well I would like nobody would use them, but I think a ban on words would be useless. Moreover maybe would make some people use those words with more delight just because they’re banned.

Daily Prompt: No, Thank You.

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Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist and writer. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Author of a biography. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

11 thoughts on “Another ban? No, thank you

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wanted to respond to you seeing as you “pinged” me. I thought the title of your blog interesting, but don’t you think the daily prompt was a kind of “tongue-in-cheek” prompt. I took it that way. I, too, would never want to see any words banned but I can’t say as much sometimes for the people who use them. 🙂

    1. Olga Brajnović says:

      You’re right. Sure you noticed I am among the ones who liked your post about the “should” word. I found it very interesting, and I agree that the clue isn’t in the words but in the people who use them.

      1. Olga Brajnović says:

        You’re Right. Just between you and me: Being English my forth language I didn’t feel entitled to ban a single word from general usage and argue so well as you do out of lack of knowledge. So I decided to express in my post my opinion against bans. I’m sure you’ll understand. By the way Your post is great. I learned a lot from it. Thank you. ¿Can I reblog it? I’ll definitely save a copy.

        1. SoundEagle says:

          Of course, you may, Olga. Apart from reblogging the post, please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments at the post too. Thank you. 🙂


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