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Name-calling, relational bullying can hurt

October 5, 2011
By Judi Hendrickson - Entertainment and Etiquette columnist , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

The old adage "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," couldn't be further from the truth. The phrase was first uttered by slaves during the time of slavery in the United States. The idea was that if the "overseer" only cursed you and called you humiliating names, that was much better than receiving brutal lashes from his whip. But words can be as brutal as the whip and cause as much pain.

 
 
 

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