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Too ‘new busy’ to care

Microsoft has a ridiculous new ad campaign that’s easy to ignore

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / April 9, 2010

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Outmanned and outgunned, I fight my tiny guerrilla actions opposing the War Against the English Language. I have raved in the past about the world’s emptiest adverb, “arguably,’’ the lazy writer’s synonym for “not.’’ For example: “The Red Sox are arguably the strongest team in the American League East.’’ I equally despise the modern cliche “going forward.’’ How about saying ... (Full article: 727 words)

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