Hello Friends, Readers, and Welcome New Friends,
Lately, it has become a trend to ban words. It doesn’t necessarily mean they offend anyone, just that someone out there has determined they don’t like a particular configuration of letters anymore. They believe that these words are over-used, overblown, or for no particular reason, the words fell out of favor with certain word mongers. I believe this is a deadly practice. I hate to see the death of a word.
The most popular banned word, of course–we all know which one that is–has led to banning the word that uses the same letters but doesn’t mean the same thing, and it’s a perfectly good word. Several weeks ago, I read that the word very is verboten. Before that, I read a thread on LinkedIn where the use of the word but should be avoided at all costs. This morning I read an…
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