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.
“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