War of the Words

March 30, 2006 ·

Could we be winning the war of the words? I got this google alert in my email box today:
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Notice the actual piece that the google alert was linked to:

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There is hope yet. We may not be winning the “war”, but we’re winning some battles.

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  1. Yeah, news articles *are* getting much better with pronouns and trans terminology.

    I disagree with the last statement, though. I think we have been winning the war lately. Slooooowly.

    Nice weblog… =)

  2. Yeah, news articles *are* getting much better with pronouns and trans terminology.

    I disagree with the last statement, though. I think we have been winning the war lately. Slooooowly.

    Nice weblog… =)