19 October 2006 - genocide 2

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Where I live, it is fall and the annual genocide of the leaves is underway as the trees murder their offshoots. School has started, and paper makers carry out a genocide of the trees for the students, who complain that early morning classes constitute genocide. But the worst is the genocide of the words.

clue:

“Genocide” is becoming overused to the point that its meaning is shifting. It is going the way of “literacy”, which now means “something I think you should learn”.

give me a clue so sweet and true

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