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Another word we love too much

“As a metaphor for a rough battle or mob scene in any other arena, scrum seems vivid — the first time,” writes New York Times standards editor Philip Corbett. “Maybe the second. Less so the 10th or 20th time we use it that way.” Philip Corbett: Words we love too much (NYTimes.com) Earlier: … Read More
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Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (3 years ago)

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Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (5 years ago)

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Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (3 years ago)

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