by Sallie Bingham
Our language is under assault.
An obituary published recently in The World In 2016 is titled, “Elegy for Lost Verbiage.” In it, the writer Ann Wroe uses the “difficult words” that will vanish from SAT tests this year—including words I need to use, such as umbrage, impetuous, denigrate and vituperate.
Is there a link between this loss of words and the title of my favorite magazine, the delightfully outrageous, and frequently revelatory monthly, B****?
I don’t like the title. I wince when I hear it or read it.Read More »