Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
A line by Gertrude Stein, suggesting, perhaps, that some things resist definition in words.
What Is A Cliché?Dictionaries vary in particulars about the definition of cliché, but they all agree that a cliché is not a good thing.
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?
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