NOT-SHIT INSULTS 101
If most of your insult dictionary is filled with politically charged slurs, never fear, we’ve compiled a list just for you!
Pooface – numbnut –toadhand – armpit breath – $2 noodle – mouth breather – shitstick – asshat – uc wireless – cheesedick – douchenugget
NOW LET’S TAKE IT BACK
Something important to note about slurs is that they can be reclaimed – that is, a group that has had a particular slur used against them can reclaim it for themselves as an act of empowerment and a firm middle finger to all the people who have ever used it against them. Queer is a great example of this: originating as a derogatory term for LGBT people, it has become so widely reclaimed that it͛s used as an gender and orientation descriptor, and it’s even found it’s way into the title for this column, neat right? However, even if your lesbian friend proudly declares herself a dyke, and your gay friend identifies completely with “homo”, you should still not use these words without consent! Slurs used against specific groups can only be reclaimed by members of that group, and not everyone does, which is cool too!