Thursday, August 20, 2009
A List of Banned Words
Carl Zimmer is teaching a course on science writing. Here's a picture of his classroom.
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Carl has banned certain words and phrases and he posted the list on his blog: The Index of Banned Words. We can all agree that "breakthrough" and "paradigm shift" must be on the list. What about the others? Share your opinion on The Loom.
I'd like to add "Darwinism," "cancer" (unless the article is actually about cancer), and "revolutionary."