the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
"too vague" writes my English teacher on my essay
kind of like the instructions you gave us you piece of shit
but what if Ellen Degeneres and Neil Patrick Harris hosted an award show together