A city council member is calling for a change in the way the word “hairy” is used in New Yorkers’ lexicon after a young woman said she used the term to describe someone with short hair.
The term, first used in the 1950s, has been used to describe people who have short hair since the 1970s, according to a report by The Associated Press.
In an effort to improve its usage, the New York State Board of Public Health on Monday released a list of 10 terms for people who are short-haired.
Among the terms is the term “hiccup,” which is commonly used to refer to a man whose hair grows out of control.
New Yorkers are also calling for the term not to be used in place of “short.”
“This is a big deal because I know that some people with short or curly hair may not like to use it, but it’s just a word that we use,” said Rebecca C. Kuczko, a junior at St. Luke’s High School in Brooklyn.
“And when I think about it, ‘hiccups’ is a word, a word you say when you’re excited, you’re proud, you have something to say, you are feeling good.
This is just a common word that people use.
It’s used when you feel that you’re not quite sure where you are or what you need to do or what the next step is.”
The state board also recommended that the word be included in school language lessons.
If you or anyone you know has a problem with the use of the term, you can call the state board at (518) 722-4155.