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XKCD on the power of language
Bar Harbor

Title: Sticks and Stones
Panel 1:
Child (running towards adult): Did you hear what he said about me!?
Adult: Well, remember:
Adult: Sticks and stones may break my bones,
Adult: but words--

Panel 2:
Child: --can make someone else feel happy or sad,
Child: which is literally the only thing that matters in this stupid world?

Panel 3:
Silent panel.

Panel 4:
Child: Right?
Adult: The world isn't *that* bad.
Child: Explain the line about sticks and stones?
Adult: ...OK, maybe it's kind of horrific.

Alt-text: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it.