Monthly Archives: September 2011

Icon Take It

     Editors who are fond of listing overused words to avoid in their submission guidelines or in memos to staff members should add iconic to their lists, a term that has replaced famous, well-known, and popular in the vocabulary of … Continue reading

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My Palace or Yours?

     I enjoy reading the listings of homes for sale in glossy magazines, even when I am momentarily stymied by some of the shorthand used (e.g., “liv rm w/hfp, din rm w/cov ceil, foyer w/crn mldg”). The housing market remains … Continue reading

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Get a Whiff of This

     Customers who venture into the laundry/deodorizer area of a store who are not surprised by variety of brands may be overcome with the multitude of fragrances available. If the options consisted simply of Original and perhaps Garden or Mint, … Continue reading

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Sea Change

     Whenever I receive a booklet from a company that promotes luxury cruises with “everything included,” I wonder if such offers attract only a few nibbles off the upper crust. Haven’t these purveyors of pleasure learned from the success of … Continue reading

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