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The landmines of language

Friday, November 18, 2016  
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Language has been on my mind quite a bit lately. And I suspect I’m not alone.

It’s been a topic of conversation on talk radio, it’s been the subject of commentary on the web and it’s a running theme in the new movie “Arrival.”

And if we’ve learned anything from the recent election cycle, it’s that words can be loaded with landmines and the process of traversing them is delicate. It’s better to enter the fray thoughtfully and to be circumspect in the language we use.

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