Have you noticed in recent years that our everyday language has become weaponized?
We have replaced "tools" and "toolkits" with “weapons” and “arsenals.”
To respond to a crisis, we now have "SWAT teams" who meet in “war rooms."
When we need more power at the table, we bring out the “big guns.”
People who are amazing are now "the bomb."
When someone does a good job, they “killed”...
...Does it matter that we have moved toward weaponized language? Does this shift reflect a higher tolerance for violence? Does it reinforce and perpetuate it?...