POVs and Journalistic Synonyms
The Guardian’s language blog has a neat article on overwrought synonyms in news articles. Would you really refer to carrots as “the popular orange vegetables”?
The article even comes with a quiz to test your ability to identify the camouflaged nouns. (The quiz has a bias in requiring knowledge of British politics and pop culture, so Americans might have difficulty with it.)
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