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    "If IFS and BUTS were pots and pans, there would be no tinkers my friend'

    The word "tinker" is considered offensive by some people.

    What other words have become deemed, in your lifetime, as being offensive - but only by some, and not by all?
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    Queer, this thread, indeed
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    Originally posted by @coquette
    Queer, this thread, indeed
    The word "queer" has been appropriated by its former targets and defanged!

    So it's going in the wrong direction for this thread! 😀
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    Originally posted by @fmf
    What other words have become deemed, in your lifetime, as being offensive - but only by some, and not by all?
    Liberal
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    Originally posted by @fmf
    What other words have become deemed, in your lifetime, as being offensive - but only by some, and not by all?
    Disabled [people].
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    Elderly

    The Telegraph - 'Elderly' no longer acceptable word for older people
    Words to describe elderly people such as 'codger', 'fogey' and even 'elderly' itself should be banned from media reporting, ageism campaigners are urging.
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    05 Jan '18 11:06
    Originally posted by @fmf
    "If IFS and BUTS were pots and pans, there would be no tinkers my friend'

    The word "tinker" is considered offensive by some people.

    What other words have become deemed, in your lifetime, as being offensive - but only by some, and not by all?
    Could you explain why "tinker" is considered "offensive"?
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    Indians if you're not from India.
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    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    Elderly

    The Telegraph - 'Elderly' no longer acceptable word for older people
    Words to describe elderly people such as 'codger', 'fogey' and even 'elderly' itself should be banned from media reporting, ageism campaigners are urging.
    I don’t mind the word elderly. The one I really dislike is pensioner as to
    me it gives a mental image of an older person who does nothing with
    their lives except collect their state pension payments.
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