Op-Ed: Taboo Words Serve An Important Purpose

NPR | Dec. 13, 2012 11:31 a.m.

In an effort to be more precise, accurate and neutral, the Associated Press decided to remove several words, including “Islamophobia” and “homophobia”, from the 2013 edition of the AP Stylebook. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page calls the move “a linguistic blow for blandness.”

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