"From now on, Bob please refer to me as a 'rattus', not by the diminutive term 'rat'."
"Frankly, I've never thought of folks like you in terms of your genus. I see you as part of a larger community."
"Yeah - the community of things that go 'sqeak' when I step on them."
"That's so funny I forgot to laugh."
"From now on, I prefer that you not refer to my genus by the derogatory word 'rat'."
"The correct word is 'rattus'. It is the right of any group to define its own name. You must respect that."
"Don't call me a dog anymore. From now on my correct name is 'smarter-than-a-stupid-rattus'."