wanting to remind everyone since the seasons are changing about the discourse from like a couple years ago where we figured out that saying "spooky" is racist. there's searchable articles written on this with detailed history if you need the reciepts or whatever. just say "scary season" or "halloween" instead of a word that harms our friends on here.
@rosegeranium I had no idea. Thanks for the info. Just read the Newsweek article.
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@rosegeranium we can't just ban every word that's been used in a racist context before… "spooky" hasn't been associated with black people in a long time, so it's not racist.
also, scary and spooky have slightly different meanings imo.
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