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In the previous post, I asked you to reply in the comments with your favorite words and phrases.  This time, the focus will be a bit more negative, as we consider the language that we hate—our logomisia, if you will.  Like linguaphilia, logomisia is created from two roots: logos, Greek for “word,” and misia, Greek for “hatred” or “disgust for.”  After reading Orwell, Nunberg, and Wallace, you should have a sense of the way language mutates, shifts, and sometimes declines; now it’s your turn to chime in, although the chime might be more of a clarion (or perhaps the bell that this guy is ringing).  After the jump, a few ways to situate yourself before replying.

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