Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Official onomatomania and onomatophobia

Fear and/or preoccupation with certain words and names? It wouldn't be the first time. Liberal Vision asks "why has the BBC banned the term 'electoral reform'?". They link back to THIS article in the Independent and wonder at the lack of follow up. LV asks why or what is it about the term 'electoral reform' that would cause such a fuss when any other 'reform' is OK and reported freely..."the term that has been around longer than the BBC. It is part of the language of politics. Of democracy indeed. We all know what it means."?
"...why has the BBC decided in its infinite wisdom to ban the term now? On whose say so?...

The BBC should not be allowed to rewrite history, or skew the debate."
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