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The Unholy Trinity of Social Media Verbage

I see it probably every day on social media, and it’s exhausting: Read this incredible article, or Look at this awesome picture, or Check out this amazing feat! As a writer, teacher, and editor, I am one of the people that William Zinsser called “the guardians of usage,” the sometimes good-natured curmudgeons who you dislike for correcting your grammar but who you like because we know how to spell things. And I object to the overblown language that has been made popular by quantity-over-quality internet advertisers and clickbait producers, language that… Read more The Unholy Trinity of Social Media Verbage