From The Guardian—my favorite: beatnik.
From Real Clear Politics:
Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.
It’s a pretty good list.
From The Electric Typewriter—”A collection of great articles and essays about words and writing.”
From Business Insider—My current profession is “retirement,” but these are pretty good to consider even for a retired guy’s personal life.
From Slate: “The curious phenomenon of word aversion.” The word, “moist” is the example.
Goodness, I like the word “moist.” It’s quite descriptive; and I think I’ll use it in the novel I’m writing—working title: Lap Dance Bride.
A reference to books on grammar and spelling…and a poem:
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
From Mental Floss:
At various moments in its life, a word will hop languages, change meanings, travel through sinister moments and land in pleasant ones. But no matter how many times it’s superimposed, and how far it gets from its original source, a word doesn’t let go of its memories easily. Here are 11 modern English words with socially insensitive origins.
Read the list at the above link.
From The New York Times, a piece about the frustrations of autocorrect.
Well, it bugs me.
A short list to help anyone get to the point, from write to done, an interesting site full of articles on writing—a nice find.