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I am an avid fan of language and etymological study. Y12J 23:21, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Example: Citations:alicorn#(nonstandard)_winged_unicorn

A lot of Wikipedia:-phil-#Biology are missing and I would like to add all the le/lia/lics. Y12J (talk) 08:16, 5 March 2012 (UTC)


Many terms stand out to me as particularly irritating. They are often used as name-calling to bully people in arguments. Their use carries an air of presumed sophistication, but really they are just curse-words. They attack perceived motivations or mannerisms in people. People who say they are ignorantly viewed as intelligent or elite, yet any aware of their etymology knows them founded in irony and deception, misrepresentation and mockery.

Here are some:

If you get what I mean and know any other words like this, please share them. I want to compile a gripe list.