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Words of Wisdom

In 1961, the publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary set off a maelstrom of controversy because it took a descriptive rather than prescriptive stance toward language. Among the protested usages endorsed by the Third were "like" for "as," "due to" for "because," and "different than." "Enthuse,"  "finalize," "contact," and "yak" were among the verbs that numerous grammar pundits felt should not have been included.

— Edward Finnegan


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Thanks to the Texas A&M University Writing Center and to the Blinn College Writing Center.

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