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The AP's Complicated Word-Association Test

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:01 AM
You're right. We need a new word, other than the term "illegal aliens" or "illegal immigrants", to describe people who come into or stay in this country in contravention of the law. How about "criminals"? People who commit a crime by violating a law.
3129 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 10:31 AM
How about acqutically coated posterior? Viva la revolucion.

In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." For instance, its widely used and influential style guide is being purged of such terms as "schizophrenic" in favor of "diagnosed with schizophrenia."

Most of the chatter about the AP's move has been over its decision to drop the term "illegal immigrant." AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained that the change on "illegal immigrant" was based on the no-labeling policy. "We concluded that to be consistent, we needed to change...