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Poll: Online slurs OK when just joking, young people believe

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Jaded by the Internet free-for-all, teens and 20-somethings shrug off offensive words and name-calling that would probably appall their parents, teachers and future bosses. Seventy-one percent say people are more likely to use slurs online or in text messages than in person, and only about half say they are likely to ask someone using such language online to stop. Continue Reading

Locals support additions to dictionary

April 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Area residents seem to support new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, including words that are commonly used in texting and other electronic language. Continue Reading

Commentary: Palin’s reflectionon danger of words

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

America remains horrified concerning the tragic shooting Saturday of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others at an Arizona supermarket.
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