Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines wants to make sure the proper terminology was used during last night’s discussion of the downtown baseball stadium, for which the city is going to fork over $35 million:

It was clear last night that ci-ty officials are sensitive to how the incentives are portrayed. One resident called them subsidies.

Joines then jumped into the conversation.

“Let’s not use the word ‘subsidies,'” he said. “Let’s use ‘It pays for itself.'”