Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Argotamine poisoning

Vocab transitions because individuals want their words to impact on those who hear them, never mind that English already has good, well-known, strong words.

Strangulation is better than “traumatic asphyxia” caused by “neck compression.”

Suspect is better than person of interest.

Longer is often not better. See my first clause above. Individuals!? People! (Or persons if you're using 1930s vocabulary.)

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