There is an old saying that goes:
“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.’
Another version goes:
“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.”
After recently thinking about this I decided to check it out with a couple of old philosophers that I trust: Arthur I. Tiss and N.A. Nutshell. After studying them both on this subject they seem to agree: “Both Sticks and Stones and words/names will hurt and harm you greatly. The Sticks and Stones will hurt and harm perhaps once or twice and the words/names many, many times. Not very many can go beyond the Sticks and Stones and hardly any beyond the breaking caused by words.”
Words and names that are wrongly given hurt deeply just as when given rightly create new life and healing.
“But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.” Jesus