When you want to call a pair of stilettos a “achilles” or “heel” or something, you’re actually not alone.
But there are some who say the term is offensive and it should be banned, according to a recent article in Recode.
The article argues that calling a shoe an “achill” or an “heels” is “a racist term that dehumanizes people of color and is racist.”
Recode points out that the term “chili” is also often used to refer to a person with chilblains, which can be extremely painful and can lead to death.
“Chili” was also used in the early 1900s to describe someone with cholestasis, a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the liver, and the word has been used since at least the 1800s.
In recent years, there have been more studies on the health effects of the chili term, which have been inconclusive, according Recode, with studies finding no link between chili and health outcomes.