Christian

Language Cop: "Christian"
March 27, 2012

In November I introduced a periodic blog feature called “Language Cop” to “keep track of unacceptable words and catchphrases that enter the political dialogue.” In that column I exiled the terms “optics” and “inflection point.” Earlier this month I inveighed against “pivot,” and last week I suggested this euphemism be replaced with a new term, “shake,” in deference to America's first multiplatform gaffe.

Blood and Soil
October 08, 2001

Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676 By Joyce Chaplin (Harvard University Press, 411 pp.