black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

WaPo’s List of Banned Words/Phrases

Things We Do Not Say in Outlook

At first glance
As a society (or, “as a nation”)
The American people (unless in a quote)
The narrative (unless referring to a style of writing)
Probe (as substitute for “investigation”)
Begs the question (unless used properly – and so rarely used properly that not worth it)
Be that as it may

It is important to note that
Needless to say
[Anything] 2.0 (or 3.0, or 4.0…)
At a crossroads
Outside the box/Out of the box
Underscored
Midwife (as a verb that does not involve childbirth)
Imagine (as the first word in your lede)
The Other
Effort (as a verb)
Gestalt/Zeitgeist
Hastily-convened
Ignominious end
Tightly knit community
Rise of the 24-hour news cycle (it rose a long time ago)
Remains to be seen
Feeding frenzy/feeding the frenzy
Double down
Dons the mantle of
Hot-button issue
Face-saving compromise
The argument goes (or its cousin, “the thinking goes”)
Shutter (as a verb)
Paradigm shift (in journalism, all paradigms are shifting)
Unlikely revolutionary (in journalism, all revolutionaries are unlikely)
Unlikely reformer (in journalism, all reformers are unlikely)
Grizzled veteran (in journalism, all veterans are grizzled – unless they are “seasoned”)

Any “not-un” formulation (as in “not unsurprising”)
There, I said it (more self-important than “voicey”)
To be sure

More.

/ Show
  1. waywardbard reblogged this from baskinglizard
  2. jvdbooks reblogged this from kateoplis
  3. kylegreggy reblogged this from kateoplis
  4. ciarakage reblogged this from queerdean
  5. thelyonrampant reblogged this from kateoplis
  6. the-depresso-gatsby reblogged this from kateoplis
  7. msspica reblogged this from kateoplis
  8. iamjazmine reblogged this from kateoplis
  9. t-chu reblogged this from kateoplis and added:
    You go WaPo
  10. yelliebellie reblogged this from crowtendr
  11. rainydawn reblogged this from kateoplis
  12. crowtendr reblogged this from kateoplis
  13. bellumintus reblogged this from kateoplis
  14. annamaryas reblogged this from sarah925
  15. ub14 reblogged this from kateoplis
  16. sarah925 reblogged this from kateoplis
  17. shefollowsmoon reblogged this from kateoplis
  18. fortheloveofgott reblogged this from kateoplis
  19. muchos-mahalos reblogged this from kateoplis
  20. paystr reblogged this from kateoplis
blog comments powered by Disqus
©2011 Kateoplis