It has become very obvious that all of us need to be careful what we say. In addition to the outright outlandish statements (See: Donald Sterling), to what seem like almost mundane statements until blown out of proportion by the press, it is clear we need to be careful when selecting the words we use. Certainly, today’s world of Facebook, Twitter, and a wide-open Internet has played a part in amplifying the words we say. However, this is not a new problem, it is one that has been around for quite some time. We need to remind all of those under us to be careful about the words for which they are responsible.
Here are two examples that occurred long before the Internet, cell phones, and the like.