The 50 words that most often stump NYT readers

New York Times
"I don't suggest banning any of them -- in some cases they may be the perfect choice, and we refuse to talk down to readers or dumb down our prose," writes Times standards editor Philip B. Corbett. "Still, we should remember that this is journalism, not philology."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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