Words We Don’t Say

A list of annoying words could get very long, if you work at it… From ZMKC, “the words on this list should be avoided.” I liked comment number 23 from the referenced NYT article—a lesson in clarity:

When I was starting out as a reporter, my editor corrected a sentence of mine that began “The mayor was pleased with the outcome…” to “The major *says* he was pleased with the outcome.” It taught me a valuable lesson about distinguishing appearances from reality.

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