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Americanisms To Avoid ..

.. at least according to ‘The Economist’.

And though it is sometimes necessary to use nouns as adjectives, there is no need to call an attempted coup a coup attempt, a suspected terrorist a terrorist suspect or the Californian legislature the California legislature. Vilest of all is the habit of throwing together several nouns into one ghastly adjectival reticule: Texas millionaire real-estate developer and failed thrift entrepreneur Hiram Turnipseed…

[ Source : The Economist ](http://www.economist.com/style-guide/americanisms)via [Kottke](http://kottke.org/16/02/americanisms") []

   


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