#653 /

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:

  • wild
  • absurd
  • Kafkaesque

So I’m going to give that a try to be more sensitive towards the mental-health community.

Cheers,

/Nat

UPDATE: “weird” and “ridiculous” were also suggested as other good words. Also, fixed a typo.