South of Certainty
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South of Certainty

Sanitized for Your Protection: The Push Toward Generic Language

Photo by Ivan Shilov on Unsplash

Language is a curious thing.

It can be beautiful one moment, and hideous the next. It can be expressive and subtle in the same sentence. It is ever-evolving with new words and phrases constantly being entered into the common lexicon, while the old and outdated are quietly laid to rest.

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Matthew B. Johnson

Matthew B. Johnson

I’m a Sacramento-based writer, English professor, track coach, C-5 incomplete quadriplegic, diehard 49ers fan, comic book geek, and lover of all things coffee.