I was writing an article and part of it was to do with freedom of speech and whether this includes the freedom to insult someone and the subsequent debate regarding whether freedom of speech or expression should have parameters or be totally free.
By committing a typo I mistakenly asked the question, “Is it okay to unsult someone?”
That made me think…if we insult someone, can we then unsult them?
Can we remove the insult by unsulting them? Can this be a new form of remorse? Can unsulting be the same as undoing?
Can a politician say to his opposite number, “I’m sorry I insulted you, I now unsult you?”
Can we introduce the word ‘unsult’ into the dictionary?
…clearly my brain is tiring…
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