Words to use instead of "insane"
By Nat Welch
I’ve been trying to get better at not using the words insane or crazy in every day dialog. For a while I tried out “bananas” as a replacement, as suggested by @mel_cantrell. But the more I tried it out, I felt like it came off as a code word for crazy.
At !!con last week, it was suggested I try out three new replacement words:
So I’m going to give that a try to be more sensitive towards the mental-health community.
UPDATE: “weird” and “ridiculous” were also suggested as other good words. Also, fixed a typo.