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ableist language, question about which words people use 

Which words do you use instead of Crazy and Insane?

I keep wanting to write them, but I also want to get away from using them.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I'm not sure. For a while I tried to use illogical but it made me sound like I was quoting Spock, but it might work if you use it enough?

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I’ve been using “wild” a lot

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@zigg That's a good one

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki @zigg Sometimes the problem goes away if you are more specific about the behaviour you're trying to describe - was it outrageous? astonishing? shocking? bizarre? peculiar? unpredictable? unexpected? wrong? cruel? careless? colourful? obnoxious? wonderful? brilliant? improbable? stunning? selfless? excitable? twitchy? obsessive? scandalous? innovative? unique? ... or did you mean it was actually indicative of real mental illness?

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki @zigg "wild" most of the time; "out of pocket" is good too. Occasionally "evil" or "cruel", which, yeah, ableism. Illuminating practice for sure.

re: ableist language, question about which words people use 

@SallyStrange @maloki @zigg "Loopy" is one, or "lost all self-control."

I'll use "evil" if there's intention. The truly mentally ill don't (generally) have that malice. "Cruel" I use to describe impact.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@zigg @maloki wild has a colonialist ring to it if you ask me. I would avoid it too.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@tonnerre @zigg @maloki also feral sense is actually quite intelligent, depending on the situation, acting on instincts is the best thing you can do to save a life, get away, whatever, being wild and good (and alive) is way more reasinable, than being a coldhearted and sadist nazi.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki
The big one i hear a lot is "wild" like, "woah that's wild". There's also "that's some nonsense" and i like to say "that's ridiculous" a lot

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@flout @maloki Okay, "that's some nonsense" is officially my new favorite phrase.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki depends on context, but some i've used: unbelievable, incredible, strange, unique, different, amazing, innovative, uncommon sense, unwise, reckless

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@ThatWallflower Oh, these are great too.Thank you.

I just need to add a few morewords, instead of lazily choosing the first that comes to mind

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki i figure expanding the number of words we use can only be good.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@ThatWallflower fuck yeah!

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki i would say that though. i like words, I like to play with them.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@ThatWallflower @maloki I would mayyybe avoid the common sense one, just because for example what a neurotypical would assume is ‘common sense’ isn’t always obvious to someone who’s not neurotypical. I like the rest though!

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@dreadpirateyarr @ThatWallflower Oh yeah, I didn't even see that one.

I would never use common sense, because It's learned and cultural behaviours, and it will vary widely between cultures, as well as ND and NT people

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@dreadpirateyarr @ThatWallflower @maloki
I just want to add “bewildering” to this list.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@dreadpirateyarr @maloki to be clear, i think 'common sense' is shit

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki foolish, incredible, wild

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@hache
Ridiculous, too.
@maloki

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I use "Absurd" a lot.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@Skiant That's a good one too!

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki batshit is a colourful one although often one of the words you're looking to replace follows it

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@bryn yeah, I wouldn't think about batshit without "batshit crazy"

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki "Absurd" is a personal favorite. Or "inhuman", since I usually see those epithets associated with working hours.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@notimetoplay wouldn't that be inhumane?

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I guess so. Though the difference is about the breadth of a letter "e". :P

re: ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki Lots of good suggestions you've gotten already, but here's one popular in some technical circles:
Refer to an idea or action as a "footgun". As in a gun that only shoots your own foot. A self-inflicted wound that would be easily preventable.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I definitely use "ridiculous" a lot these days. Also "absurd". Maybe "silly"?

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I definitely use wild most often. In my vocabulary those words usually had the place of good, but unexpected or or suprising.

So words like unexpected, awesome, ridiculous, amazing, suprising, weird (though I wouldn't use it to describe a person unless it's in a complimentary way), strange, etc. are also good.

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki unreasonable

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@usako but what is reason?

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki depends... this is really hard and I'm not sure what's the best solution, so I boosted it ^^

ableist language, question about which words people use 

@maloki I think the word itself by its meaning is attacking the other person directly and this is way there can't be a "good" word for it? I try and adress the issue first, if the person repeats shitty things, then I'll insult the person (if the person's not interested in respect or solutions or whatever ^^)

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