TITLE

Falling for sensitivity

AUTHOR(S)
Leo, John
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;12/13/93, Vol. 115 Issue 23, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Opinion. Considers how reporters are working with an ever shrinking vocabulary these days, as more and more words are officially off limits because they might hurt somebody's feelings. Various words that have been banned by the press, such as `deaf,' `disfigured,' or `stepmother'; Problem telling parodies from the real thing; Examples; Banned ethnic terms; Willingness of newspapers to let almost any group control the vocabulary of stories that touch them.
ACCESSION #
9312087504

 

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