20 Phrases You’ve Been Saying and Did Not Know Were Offensive

Let’s play a game, shall we? Try and bring together, perhaps in your mind, all the offensive words you could think of or have possibly ever used; it’s a never-ending list, isn’t it? Even so, we bet it is a compilation of the most basic cuss words that we more commonly believe to be offensive, but let us remind you, you’re missing a lot of phrases, which you might not even realize, but are extremely and excessively offensive. Most of these phrases have a history that dates centuries back in time pour example, if we may: did it ever occur to you why the sentence “No can do” appears to be so broken and how it became slang? Or how the phrase “fuzzy wuzzy” is not just a harmless association to a bear? And how “the rule of thumb” isn’t just something you read in science textbooks? The list goes on.

Here is a compilation of the most commonly used, yet offensive phrases that we all need to stop using! Keep reading to find out if in 2020 you’re still politically incorrect!



Some time ago when practically all clinical issues were treated with lobotomies and illegal medications, specialists utilized “hysteria” as a clinical clarification for essentially every debilitated lady they experienced. The thought for such an analysis originates from Hippocrates’ conviction that a lady’s delirium is brought about by a “wandering uterus” that is denied sexual joy.



“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe”

The second sentence of the children’s rhyme incorporated a frightful racial slur, which now has been changed to “catch a tiger by the toe.”




Generally, white individuals would depict people of color as “boys” to demonstrate that they were not on equivalent battlegrounds. The U.S. Supreme Court even proclaimed that the word isn’t ‘considerate’ and believes its handling in specific settings to be bigoted.



“Long time no see”

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Documents parade that the expression “long time no see” was initially articulated by an indigenous American. On paper, William F. Drennan utilized the expression of his books to depict an experience with an American: “I realized he had remembered me. At the point when we approached him, he stated: ‘Hello. Long-time no see you,’ and simultaneously gave the firearm breech preeminent.” Like “no can do,” “long time no see” taunts the Indigenous Americans’ messed up English.