There is one old tag, or proverb, that has long ago lost whatever truth or wisdom it may have had: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”
Today we know names hurt. We do not abide genuinely contemptible language directed at minorities, people of other races, shouting crude and nasty sexual remarks at women. People get fired over a nasty racial taunt, or shamed when they verbally abuse women — the Neanderthal taunt “FHITP” directed at female reporters recently brought down a rage of scorn on the taunters. Except when this fairly new sensitivity gets carried to PC excess, this is a good thing. A vile mouth can cause injury, and the fewer vile mouths we have the better.