Redefining ‘Crippled’: How you can help
Catching flack for the use of the word ‘crippled’ is nothing new for me. It has never been to the extent of recently, but it has always been a word that seems to add an air of awkwardness to most rooms. What has caused this word to have so many negative connotations? There was a day when it was used synonymous with ‘disabled’. One of the nations leading pediatric hospitals was marketed as “Kosair’s Hospital for Crippled Children”. I don’t know what changed, nor do I truly care. What matters to me is revoking the taboo that comes along with using this word.
Help me take away the negativity! Here’s how:
We’re redefining the word “crippled”. From now on, it is no longer a reference to a disability, but rather an adjective meaning “totally awesome”.
Crippled (adj.) /ˈkripəld/ : Something so awesome, it’s debilitating. Opposite of ‘lame’.
Insert this word into your daily vocabulary and help us show the world that it is actually a GOOD thing for something to be crippled!