[ ban-lon ]
/ ˈbænˌlɒn /
a brand of multistranded, continuous-filament synthetic yarn modified by crimping to increase bulk.
What Is A “Ban”?The word ban gets bandied about a lot these days, from vegan brides wanting to ban meat-eaters from their weddings to plastic straws getting banned from coffee drinks. But where did it come from and what does it mean now?
When Publications Ban WordsIn April Gawker editor Max Read sent out a memo to the site’s writers with a list of banned words and practices. On the list, he includes internet slang such as “epic,” “derp,” “pwn,” “OMG,” and the standalone “this.” Read writes, “We want to sound like regular adult human beings, not Buzzfeed writers or Reddit commenters.” In this new editorial directive, Gawker will move away …
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