Writing & Editing The one word that’s ‘undoing 2,000 years of human progress’ It is really. No, really, that’s the word a New York Times critic thinks is so deplorable, really. Jerry Seinfeld disagrees. And social media users, well, they embrace it. By Michael SebastianOct. 4, 2012 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.