The growing use of reclamatory language is a splendid thing to see. Less splendid is the fact that people in positions of power now think they can use it.
Reclamatory language is a subject of nearly endless debate in society as people argue over who gets to use it, whether it should be used at all, where it should be used, and how it should be used. It’s a subject that has no one right, easy, or unconflicted answer, which makes it even more […]
Reclamatory language seems to tie people up in knots as they attempt to navigate the murky waters of words, who uses them, and how. I don’t blame people for being confused; language is constantly evolving and sometimes it feels like an ever-moving goalpost designed to trip people up, rather than a useful tool for describing […]
Today, I’d like to delve into an aspect of the discussion about language which I haven’t really talked about before, because I thought it was self evident. Only, as so often occurs when I make an assumption, I was wrong. There seems to be a profound lack of understanding about what reclamatory language is, how […]