My husband despised the word “average” since his father used it to describe him. I, on the other hand, am comfortable being unremarkable, ordinary, a commoner. I am often awed by many “special” people.
If everyone is special, though, that makes me, who is not special, special.
What if the word “special” gets banned? Those special people would be “extraordinary,” “amazing” and “unique.” And, those who are not so special would be “modest,” “fair” and “settled.”
I think these sound better.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”
“If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?”