April 2008

Jeremy Peters, “The Mayor Has a Word for Almost All Occasions” (New York Times, Apr. 29, 2008)

“It is a strong word and has a little bit of heft,” said Ben Zimmer, the editor of Visual Thesaurus, a Web site that charts synonyms and their relationships to one another. “So in terms of style, it might be better to use it less frequently.”

Read the rest here. (Related Word Routes column)