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Can you ban words?

As a lover of words I’m ideologically opposed to banishing words – it’s like burning books. However, being a logophile doesn’t stop me from loathing all types of jargon, and there are many words and phrases that make me cringe. … Continue reading

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The Co-op: good with food, not so good with words

Described in most media reports as a ‘victory’ for the Plain English Campaign (PEC), the Co-op has been forced to remove the word ‘ambient’ from labels printed in-store for sausage rolls. While it doesn’t make immediate sense to us customers, … Continue reading

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