I think a discussion needs to be started on the use of powerful and emotionally laden words in our speech, both here and in "real life." I dimly remember seeing such threads in the past, but not for a while.
What are words that should NOT, in any circumstances, be used lightly or in the wrong context?
This is what I can think of:
-insane (as someone who has had a VERY difficult battle with her psychological disorders and the discrimination and judgement that comes with it, and as someone who has been locked against her will in a HELLISH mental institution, this really pisses me off)
-anorexic as a synonym for "skinny"
I'm sure I will think of more later.