By Christopher B. Daly
I guess this is a reminder that not all change is progress. Now that the editors of certain “women’s” magazines are using formerly banned words in their headlines, I’m not sure what is being gained here.
IMHO, it’s simple. . . Everyone who writes should use the right word for the situation.
It’s a simple rule to state but much harder to execute. Give it a try.
Now, to step back a bit. Here’s the cover of Glamour that the Times used to lead into its “trend” story. (A side note to the Times‘ Arts and Style section editors: how many instances does it take to make a trend?)
Of all the ways in which this cover cheapens our culture, is the presence of the word “SH*T” the worst?