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  •  About 10 or 15 years ago, (3+ / 0-)
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    nuclear winter solstice, Treg, Matt Z

    I couldn't help but notice how many news articles used the words "drastic" and "dramatic."  Eventually the use of those words faded away.

    And then there's always the ever-popular "temblor" that writers feel MUST be used in earthquake stories.  Or maybe one person writes all of those stories.  I ask you, if the ground beneath you started rocking violently at this moment, would you say, "Egad, a temblor is occurring," or would you say, "Earthquake!!"

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