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Banning the "F-word"

by Jenna McDaniel

TIME magazine’s recent decision to propose banning the word “feminist” from the English language was met with understandable outrage. TIME magazine claimed that too many celebrities were jumping on the feminist bandwagon, and that the term was losing its power. 672 more words


TIME Magazine Proposes 'Feminist' As Banned Word

TIME released an article titled “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” by Katy Steinmetz. The “worst words of 2014″ poll includes ‘bae,’ ‘basic,’ ‘bossy,’ ‘disrupt,’ ‘feminist,’ ‘I can’t even,’ ‘influencer,’ ‘kale,’ ‘literally,’ ‘om nom nom nom,’ ‘obvi,’ ‘said no one ever,’ ‘sorry not sorry,’ ‘turnt,’ and ‘yaaasssss.’ 268 more words

Banning whose words?: Coverage of the Chick-fil-a 'slang' ban and Ban Bossy

Perhaps my least favorite thing about internet journalism is its ability to endlessly generate non-news by summarizing and linking to what people write on social media sites like reddit and Twitter. 1,646 more words

Media Discourse And Media Bias

HOT Show Podcast Wed 11/12/14

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It’s the HOT Show Podcast ft. Banned Words at Work, New Slang, Thanksgiving for $20, Stupid News, Courthouse & More! 91 more words

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An Uptight Chick-Fil-A Manager Banned His Employees From Using Slang

Eric the Chick-fil-a Manager has had enough of Slang Speak.

He doesn’t exactly know what “fleek” and “ratchet” mean, but he’s pretty sure he doesn’t want customers hearing those words. 81 more words

Web Culture

The two words I want to ban

If you could ban a few words from the English language, which would they be? My Internet research shows that almost everyone who’s discussed the issue wants to ban words because they’re annoying, insensitive, or overused, but my own two candidates would be banned for far more pragmatic reasons. 1,129 more words