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On 2020-06-13, John Chew asked on behalf of the NASPA Executive Committee that the NASPA Advisory Board (AB) consider removing words that he described as slurs from the NASPA Word List (2018) Edition.

The AB discussed the matter by email over subsequent days, and then in a Zoom call on 2020-06-18, concluded that further public input was called for. A special iContact mailing went out, quoting the original letter and inviting comment through an online form.

To avoid repeating contextually offensive language, the public communications did not list the words in question, identifying one of them only as the N word.

Offensive Words by Category

In response to requests from our community, we list all the words in our lexicon that have been labelled as offensive (and with no inoffensive senses) by our lexicographical colleagues, divided into draft categories according to the nature of their offence.

Each word in each category is then listed alphabetically, but with its letters rearranged into alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order in order to obfuscate it from the casual reader.

If the Advisory Board decides to remove slurs (and/or any other category of offensive words), the category assignments will be reviewed.

ANATOMICAL (offensive because they refer to a part of the body in a way not considered polite): aers aeehlors aeehlorss aehloss aehlosss aabdss aabddess aabdesss abbellrstu abbellrsstu abckllos abeillrs abeillsst abeillnsss abeeillnssss abllsy abmooz abmoosz bcklloos bbeioo bdeioos bdooy bbbuy cilt cilst cejnoos cddeik acddehik acddehiks cdgiikn agooz agoosz egiilrs egiloo egiloos glooy aadhrss aadehrsss aeijssv hjnnoos hjnnooss bmnnstuu bemnnsstuu acdeeehkpr acdeeehkprs ehilopss ehilopsss cghlnos cghlnoss ghlnos ghlnoss effiist effiisst ffisty attw asttw aoowz aooswz eiillw eiiklnrw eiiklnrsw agginnyy agginnsyy

POLITICAL (offensive because they label something or someone with an excessive political slant): aabeiorrstu aaborrtuy cmmopsy cmmopssy aefiimnz aefiimnsz bbeilr bbeilrs aaehmrstu aaehmrsstu

PROFANE (offensive because they are disrespectful of a religious practice): addegmnost addgmo adddegmmo addggimmno addgmno adddegmnost adddegmno adddeegmnost addggimnno addgmnos addgmos

PRURIENT (offensive because they refer to sexuality in a way not considered polite): bbjloow bbjloosw bdeffo bffgino bikno bdeikno bgiiknno biknos acckmnos ccekmnos cccekkorsu cccekkorssu acceekorst acceekorsst cgimmnu cmsu effgin fgiinsst abfru cfku cdefku cefkru cefkrsu acceffku acceffksu acdefhku acdefhksu cfgiknu cfffkou cfffkosu cfksu cfkpuu cfkpsuu cfiktuw cfikstuw ijms ijmss ijzz eijszz cdfikmnu cdefikmnru cdefikmnrsu cdfikmnsu fmoo fmoos ceefhkmorrtu ceefhkmorrstu cefghikmnortu ahmtu ahmstu eiknoo eiknoos knooy chpstu cdehppstu cghinppstu chpsstu aegghrs aegghrss hpstu dehppstu ghinppstu hpsstu acefkrrstu acefkrrsstu cehklosu cdehklosu cehklossu cghiklnosu demmot gimmnot aknw adeknw aeknrw aeknrsw agiknnw aknsw

SCATOLOGICAL (offensive because they refer to bodily excreta in a way not considered polite): abhistt abhllstu bhillstu bhillsstu bdehillsttu behillrsttu behillrssttu bghiillnsttu abdmuw abdmsuw ccehhiiknst ccehhiiknsst chinoost chinoosst acepprr acepprrs dhiipst dhiipsst afrt adefrt afginrt afrst beghiost beghiosst ehhiorsst ehhiorssst deemr deemrs deep eeginp ipss deipss eiprss eiprsss eipsss eiiprss eiipssst giinpss ipssy ahst hist abghist abghisst achinst acdehinnst acghiinnnst achinsst ehist ehisst acefhist acdefhist acefhisst adehhist addeehhist adehhisst eehhilst eehhilsst ehhilost ehhilosst ehhiosstu ehhiossstu cehiikkrst cehiikkrsst ehilssst hiilsstt hiilssstt adhilost adhilosst hisst himorsstt himorssstt dehistt ehirstt ehirsstt ehiirstt ehiissttt ehiinssstt eehiinsssstt ghiinstt histty hikorstw hikorsstw drtu drstu

SLUR (offensive because they label someone as being of less value than the speaker based on some innate trait such as gender, race or sexual orientation): oba soba abdeil abopwy abopswy bceho bcehos begoorrttt begoorrsttt bhknou bhknosu abbbu abbbsu abckru abckrsu bdeikllu bdeikllsu bdeklluy bdekllsuy bbmouy bbmosuy bcehstu achlo achlos chloo chloos cdeloors cdeloorsu cipr ciprs bceilmrsu ccehilu ccehilru ccehilsu ccehilstu cehilsu cehilrsu cehilssu cehilsstu cntu cnstu adgo adegos adgos adekry adekrsy adeikr adeikrs adkry deiky adgno adgnos dekyy aefggir aefggist aefggiorst afggorty afggoty afggy afost aefosst afosst adegj adgjo ginoz eginosz yog gimoy ghiosy eghiosy gosy aabdegrry aabdegrrsy abdeegrry abdeegrrsy agginr agginrs gginor gginors aehlo aehlos beeh beehs cehiikllsv cehiikllssv ehknoy ehknosy ehikno ehiknos hknoy soh ehknuy ehknsuy ehiknu ehiknsu aabiijlt aabiijlst eijstu ceiijstu aceiijlstu aceiijllstuy eiijmsstu eiijmssstu eeiijrsstu eijrstuy eijsstu ejw deejw egijnw ejsw abgijoo abgijoos aaakkn aaakkns eikk eikks els belos beloss eelss elz eelszz eeilzz eeilszz elyzz cikm cikms almottu aelmosttu almosttu acenn acenns aceinnr aceinns aceinnst acnny egginr egginrs cehiint cehiinst ainnoppst ainnoppsst afoy afosy aimpps aimppss aippst aciippst aeiipprsst aipprsty aippsst eipps eippss aceiiinnnps aciinnnpy acceiiinnnps acciinnnpy aceiiiknnnps aciiknnnpy ceiknpy ceiknpsy acklop acklops eimmop eimmops mmopy cenopy ceinopr ceinopst cnopy efioopr efioopst foops afhoopt afhoopst efooprt efooprst foopy agnnoopt agnnoopst eoopv eoopsv eeiopprs eoppry hiopps hiloppsy aadeghr aadeghrs cdeeknr cdeeknrs acehrstvz acehrsstvz acehrstwz acehrsstwz eeehnsy eeehnssy eeehins eeehinss eeghstz aeehlms aeehlmss achikss achiksss ahikss ahiksss ehikss ehhikss ehhiksss ehiksss hikmostz aehrstvz aehrsstvz ikmos ikmoss apsz apszz aepsszz cips cikps cikpss cipss ikps ikpss aqsuw aqssuw denuv densuv abcektw abcekstw ehistwy ehiistw gow gghiosw gosw opw opsw diy disy

VULGAR (offensive in that they are not considered polite, but do not fall into any other category): ainpsst ainpssst bchimstu bcehimsstu