Dear Shelley, thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I became heavily aware of these words when my children were growing up and innocently asked me questions like: what is the black sheep of the family mum? What is a black swan event? Then I began to realize how many of these deratory words existed in the English language and many other languages for that matter. It is good to be aware of this and educate others exactly like you have been doing.

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