Word Terrorism: When "Sorry" Means "I'm Openly Racist"S

is that a thing now?: 1. Feigned ignorance of something impossible to avoid that you could quickly look up on the very device you've just used to type is that a thing now? 2. A symptom of amnesia requiring immediate medical attention and long-term hospitalization.

#sorrynotsorry: Text version of the Confederate flag that clarifies your Twitter bigotry as being sincere. Usage: "I really need to remember headphones when I get on the bus. I'm so tired of listening to Asians and Arabs all the time. #sorrynotsorry"

epic: Lacking significance. Usage: "That pizza was epic."

curating: Screwing around on the Internet at work.

I hear what you're saying: No.

check your privilege: Conversational filler used by university graduates with above-average incomes.

more and more: An apology for having failed to find any evidence of your assertion. Usage: "More and more stay-at-home dads are losing their toddlers at the playground."

disruptive technology: Marketing term that describes an imitation of a popular technology product.

farm to table: Income signifier used in discussion of groceries.

individual: How police officers describe a racial or economic stereotype. Usage: "The individual was observed acting in a suspicious manner."

We are terrorized by language every day! Word Terrorism fights back by revealing the true meanings behind America's most insidious words and phrases. Thanks to commenters Simulated Snowman, The Stratergerist, DrunkExPatWriter, Frannie and wallstreetpanic for their contributions this week.