Uh, X is actually considered an offensive term for Z-types. It’s okay for other Z-types to calls us that, but not for someone else to. Y is the preferred term.
“Ah. Do you speak for all Z-types?”
“So, as I understand it, X is the most common term. It’s been in use for time immemorial. People use it naturally, with no thought of giving offense. There is, in fact, nothing offensive in the meaning, but you have now decided that this term is in fact offensive and should not be used, at least not by non-Z-types. Most people will not know that until told. Likely they will use the now-offensive term ‘X’ quite innocently, obliging you to correct them, inform them of its offensiveness, and so leave them with a sense of guilt for having unintentionally injured you. They will now approach people like you with greater caution and uncertainty.
“Tell me, is it charitable to lay such traps for people? To create a situation wherein they are very likely to make a mistake that touches upon one of their most cherished values and are made to feel shameful and anxious in your presence? Do Z-types really derive any greater sense of respect from this kind of thing?
“Especially when you admit that it is not the word ‘X’ itself, but only its use by the world at large that offends you. That is, you are imposing rules on other types that do not apply to your own, rules they are unlikely to discover until they violate them and you have the opportunity to correct them for it.
“It looks, in fact, almost as if your chief reason for this whole exercise is simply to have the pleasure of granting yourself an immediate sense of moral superiority over those you meet.”