Fiddlesticks

30 Jan 2019

Dan Brooks for The Outline:

Coming up with insults that do not invoke gender or race or disability is good. The point of an insult is to hurt the person so insulted, not to deride an entire class. For this reason, though, the insult must describe or otherwise connect to its target. The signature feature of the new swears is that they do not carry any target-specific content.

The world may be on fire, but at least we’ve got ourselves some funky new swears to fiddle away at while it burns.