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.

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Discussion about the worst words is in vogue these days. The Atlantic Wire‘s Jen Doll has led the charge; we’ve even added to the mix, as have a number of other websites. This week, The New York Times made its case for a word that is so vile—so utterly detestable—that its use is “undoing 2,000 years’ worth of human progress.” The word is “really,” and the Times‘ Neil Genzlinger writes:

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