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What Do You Think Of The New Weblog Look?

As you’ve probably noticed, the look of this page has been updated. What do you think of the new look? (Please leave your opinion in the comments for this entry. For reference, here’s the old look.) Put a +2, +1, 0, -1, or -2 at top of your comment indicating how you feel. FYI This entry written by Will Gayther – I wrote the software that runs this weblog, and…

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Call me nuts, but PC language cripples us

One problem with our effort to sanitize the language of all that might offend is that it leads to lunatic results. Just ask the music reviewer at the Los Angeles Times. Last month he reviewed an opera by Richard Strauss, which he described as “a glorious and goofy pro-life paean.” A diligent copy editor replaced the controversial term “pro-life” with the inoffensive “anti-abortion.” This resulted in not one but two…