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.

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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