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Were there really #sfriots?

The night of the Giants’ World Series win, you either thought San Francisco “erupted into riots” (if you were watching the sometimes hysterical reactions streaming on Twitter with hashtags like #sfriots and #sfscanner), or you had no idea there was anything happening at all (if you were watching any of the traditional TV news stations […]

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Decimated ≠ destroyed

People nearly always use the word “decimated” to mean something synonymous to “totally destroyed” or “mostly destroyed.” This is incorrect. I used to do this too, so I don’t blame people. But when my pal Peter Drekmeier enlightened me years ago, I stopped using the word wrong. The actual meaning of decimated is to reduce […]

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