Or an observation of why I can say it, but you shouldn’t.

“three men standing near wall” by JD Mason on Unsplash

Notice, how I didn’t say you can’t say it? Also, full disclosure, I don’t really use the word. If we’re being honest, the word in the title is literally only to elicit a biological (and possibly even) physical response in the reader. Did you feel your stomach drop? Did you feel dirty for saying the word in your head even though it wasn’t out loud? Did you feel nothing at all…