@Gylan Thomas: Great points. I think the counter view, isn't about who can get away with what, but about necessity. Or looking for alternatives. Creativity. I also agree about the ignoring it factor. Words and the subjective power they have and their importance are important. Still chances are if you can see the Walking Dead TV, you'll be able to learn and be aware of the word without the show, so its about realizing the show isn't a bubble. (not that this is me arguing or advocating it shouldn't be used)
I don't understand the creativity angle. Is it creative or dumming down to leave out things that happen in the real world?