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On the Offensive: Karen Stollznow

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Have you ever inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings because of what you’ve said, yet had no idea what it was? Or perhaps you’ve used certain references and phrases that were commonplace years ago but are unaware that they cause pain and offense in today’s society.

We boomers have been around for a while and we know that age can bring a certain amount of wisdom. Yet there are always ways to grow and evolve. Developing the correct communication skills for the world today is one of the most important of these. And that’s where our guest comes in.

Karen Stollznow is a linguist, a well-known skeptic and the author of numerous highly regarded books on topics ranging from skepticism and the paranormal to forbidden words and the censoring of language. She joins us to help guide us through the maze of communicating effectively and politely given the multi-layered, conflicting views so prevalent in the social climate of today. Her book is called On the Offensive: Prejudice In Language Past & Present.  So, if you care about your relationships and want to interact with others in ways that do not offend, you won’t want to miss this one!

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