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Entries by Philip Goldberg from 10/2012

I Am Not Amazed: The Shocking, Stunning, Mind-Blowing Rise of "Amazing"

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Is it too persnickety to ask that we curb our enthusiasm for "amazing"? Can we all please use it only when we are astonished, stunned, and blown away by something even a little miraculous? That would be awesome.

Language Matters: How the Framing of His Tax Plan Can Hurt Obama

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

An acquaintance of mine told me he's voting for Mitt Romney. His motivation, he happily and proudly admits, is selfish: "Obama will raise taxes on peo...