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What to avoid when writing:

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by subhead, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I think we had the host vs. play host to debate before. Host has evolved into a verb, and for my money I'll always change it from "play host to" just to save six characters.
  2. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    We don't use "host" as a verb. don't use "win" as a noun. Heat, Magic, Galaxy, etc. are singular. And one of my biggest pet peeves: Podunk led by "as many as" 15 points in the first half. If you want to use "as many as" go work for ESPN and embellish everything you do.
  3. Bump_Wills

    Bump_Wills Member

    It most assuredly is.

    The absence of another verb that can do the same work -- and the need to otherwise engage in semantic wankery the likes of "play host to" -- created a need, and "host" ably fills it.

    There's no reason to resist a word that is both useful and commonly used.
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    I need to work "semantic wankery" into more conversations.
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