[Ads-l] New Year's Resolution: Banishing the words you hate won't help

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sun Jan 3 19:16:43 UTC 2016

There’s a new post on the Web of Language:

Banishing the words you hate won’t help

So, every new year brings a new round of word-shaming in the form of the banished words list. The list is put out by the PR department of a minor midwestern university, and it’s widely reported in the media. You can google the list, if you haven’t already, but don’t waste your time: banning words doesn’t improve language.
Leading off the annual banished words list is sentence-initial so . . .

read it all on the Web of Language: http://bit.ly/1msR7Pl

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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