A headline word that’s been used to death

Pronounce something dead and people will click.

I don’t know that for a fact, but I suppose it’s why so many inanimate things have died in the past few years—at least in the minds of headline writers throughout the vastness of cyberspace. (Is cyberspace still a thing, or is that dead, too?)

May the overused “death” headline die soon, lonely and forever again unused.

And now I read that a cute little three-letter word has died before I ever had a chance to use or misuse it. Click the bait for an article from The Atlantic about its last few gasps.


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