It's becoming a concern that using our words almost inevitably offends someone, somewhere, some, or all, of the time.
Acres of newsprint, ether space and aural activity are almost daily dedicated to anguish over someone or other "using a word".
We could call it the speaking syndrome, but let's make it narrow and stick with the problem of the plague of "using a word".
The latest outbreak of using-a-word was from a film in which actor Vince Vaughn speaks the line: "... electric cars are gay ...".
Well, if you were gay or lesbian you'd be apoplectic about such degrading using-a-word behavior.
Even the film about the baby-billionaire who wrote the code that gave the world - and owns the majority shares of - Facebook has been given a violent feminist shellacking for a script in which some women are described as bitches, including some who were.
I can see that my personal lexicon is going to get shorter and shorter.
Fuck. Bottoms. Testicles. Elbow. Cunt. Earlobe. Bugger. Footpath. Prick.