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As we approach a presidential election, I've been thinking about campaign slogans old and new, memorable and forgettable. Is the political slogan still relevant? Or is it passé in the era of hashtags, acronyms, and memes?  Continue reading...
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Whether you're interested in a mastery of mystic arts degree or finding your own twin flame, we have euphemism for you.  Continue reading...
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Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Explore patterns on how effects are used throughout journalism.  Continue reading...
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As we ring out the old and ring in the new, we're celebrating with a New Year's-themed crossword puzzle. Solve it and you could win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
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We welcome back linguist Neal Whitman, who has noticed that many educators are fond of "choice" language, as in "He made good choices." Neal plumbs the history of this usage and talks to teachers and administrators about how the words "choose" and "choice" have shifted in recent years.  Continue reading...
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Shtick Lit

What is "shtick lit"? Visual Thesaurus contributor Nancy Friedman defines it as "books perpetrated by people who undertook an unusual project with the express purpose of writing about it." Read all about the history of the gimmicky term at Nancy's entertaining blog, Fritinancy.
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