I want to compile a list of words folks can use instead of ableist slang, I grabbed a few from this page to start this off, please add to the list as this circulates. And reblog!
- fucked up
- an unholy mess of…
This list is a big help, but I found it a little insufficient to convey an idea like ‘I had a crazy day’.
So I did a bit more research and I came across this neat trick: say exactly what you mean.
When you feel like saying you had a ‘crazy’ day, you probably had a chaotic day, an overwhelming day, a tiresome day, an exhausting day. There you go, all acceptable substitutes.
If you want to convey the idea that the party you went to last night was crazy, you probably went to a ridiculously fun party, to a party that was out of control, to an amazing, awesome party.
I don’t know about you but ‘crazy’ seems to be the slur I have the most trouble editing out of my speech, because it’s so ingrained in my vocabulary. But with this trick I have found that it’s actually a shortcut to an idea I am trying to convey anyway, so it’s become easier and easier to avoid saying it. :)