I.G. Advice: Banned in Japan

Dear Charles, You wrote in a previous post about words that are banned in Japanese media.  I was really surprised words like “lumberjack” and “left-handed” are not allowed on Japanese TV or radio.  What is the deal?   Support Impossibly Glamorous! You can do so by purchasing my book Impossibly Glamorous in paperback or digital.…

I.G. Advice: How PC is Enough PC?

Hi Charles, My boyfriend and I are coming to loggerheads over rules of PC-ness.  I often say the word “retarded” not meaning to offend actual mentally retarded people, just to mean “stupid.”  He says I should stop, but I like saying “retarded,” and the word just rolls off your tongue so nicely. Support Impossibly Glamorous!…