LSSU Banished Words list, 2008

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 2 17:54:03 UTC 2008

At 1/2/2008 11:33 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>ORGANIC ­ Overused and misused to describe not only food, but computer
>products or human behavior, and often used when describing something
>as "natural," says Crystal Giordano of Brooklyn, New York. Another
>advertising gimmick to make things sound better than they really are,
>according to Rick DeVan of Willoughby, Ohio, who said he has heard
>claims such as "My business is organic," and computers having "organic

"You must not discard this word.  It has its
place in the phrase 'organic business'," said the vivisectionist cuttingly.


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