Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Few Words on Casual Sexism (or, “Just How Sexist Are You?”)

Beginning a little over four years ago — you can deduce the causative event yourself — it became popular for people to proclaim that the United States has become a “post-racial society.” Whatever that means: “post-racial” is an ill-defined term … Continue reading

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They banish ye, accursed words! (2013’s exiles)

After the recent thorough post covering all those WOTY winners, today’s post might seem like a let-down: it only briefly discusses words from a single source. You might already be familiar with LSSU’s “Banished Words List.” As with the various … Continue reading

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2012 WOTY Roundup!

I’ve made it clear in the past that I don’t take “word of the year” (WOTY) contests or rankings very seriously. But many others do, so the subject is always worth some discussion (and, just as often, a few laughs). … Continue reading

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