Related Articles


  1. 1


    Hi Caryn, you know what they say about offense.. it can only be taken (never given).

  2. 2

    Caryn Gootkin

    Well, the verb ‘to offend’ is transitive (followed by an object) so technically it is something that can be done to someone.
    But, offense is subjective and that is exactly why I examined my own reaction. Often, when we don’t consider the words we use, we inadvertently offend others. 
    I don’t doubt that they intended no offense to me (or anyone else), but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t take any.

Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2015 - 2019 The Media Online. All rights reserved. Part of Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd.