Blanch, you delicate souls, blanch. Somebody else finally gets it.
I’d like to suggest a very simple strategy for American liberals: Get mean. Stop policing the language and start using it to hurt our enemies. American liberals are so busy purging their speech of any words that might offend anyone that they have no notion of using language to cause some salutary pain.
I wish I knew where Americans got this idea that being a liberal meant being Mr and Mrs Milquetoast.