If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
I don't know if I would ever ban a word, instead perhaps I would work really hard to ban prejudice and bigotry because I believe that it is emotion that gives power to words rather than the other way around. Once the word has been given power by that emotion than the word reinforces its power by the usage. The cycle is thus perpetuated therefore there goes my logic, ban the negative emotion and take away the word's power.
We don't need prejudice or bigotry, it doesn't do anything or anyone any good. We would all do so much better in this world if we could have a world with acceptance and gentleness.