To the editor:

A few semantic suggestions, not only for you in the media, but for all of us:

• When referring to politicians, replace the term "conservative" with "right-winger."

• Refer to the N.R.A. as a "terrorist organization."

• Call Donald Trump "the popular fascist candidate."

It may help us stay in touch with reality in these surrealistic times.

Irene Willis,

Graet Barrington