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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Bae, It Would Be Cray To Stop Using These 'Banned' Words | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Home

If you had plans to spend next year calling your boo bae, describing the chilly weather as a polar vortex or talking up your foodie lifestyle, cancel...

Time Apologizes For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Time magazine has apologized for including the word "feminist" in a readers' poll of terms to ban in 2015. The original post, which was published ...

The 65 Business Words You Should Never Say

Harvard Business Review | Bryan A. Garner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

This article originally appeared as a blog post with the Harvard Business Review. It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying t...

6 Words You Should Never Write

C.A. Belmond | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
C.A. Belmond

Recently I conducted a perfectly random, unscientific survey among writers and readers to make a list of words-we-are-way-too-weary-of. Now, as someone who loves words and whose very survival depends on them, I hardly mean to condemn any particular word to the firing squad.

Banned Words Of 2010: 15 Terms That Should Be Banished This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's another New Year's resolution to add to your list: scrub 15 "overused" and "useless" words from your vocabulary. Lake Superior State Universi...