You Learn Something New Every Day
For example, I was unaware that “tranny” was a slur (not that it is a word I deploy, well, ever).
Via Reuters: Neil Patrick Harris apologizes for slur on "Live!"
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation lauded Harris’s mea culpa, noting, "It’s heartening to see a celebrity of Harris’ stature recognize and apologize for using the slur in such a timely manner, and for greater media attention being paid to its use. Many people do not realize that the word "tr*nny" is one of the most hurtful and dehumanizing slurs that transgender people hear. Most transgender people associate that word with personal experiences of violence, hatred and derision."