AP has banned "homophobia" and "islamophobia" on grounds of inaccuracy.Sounds crazy until you realize how much better any other words are.— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) November 28, 2012
I agree with the @ap. "Homophobia" is a word so carelessly used, it's way too unspecific to belong in a hard news story. OK in an op piece.— J Paul S (@LingFan1) November 28, 2012
Bravo, AP eliminating such terms as “ethnic cleansing,” “Islamophobia” and “homophobia” from its official lexiconpjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11…— Eric Larson (@larsoneric50) November 27, 2012
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Why the AP is wrong to ban the word "homophobia". My latest piece for Guardian. Contains phrase "widespread bumming": guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/…— Patrick Strudwick (@PatrickStrud) November 27, 2012
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