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One Writer's Ravings:
A Logophile's Blog
for Language Lovers

You Don't Control Your Destiny

The more that public broadcasting becomes infested with corporate advertising — "brought to you by . . . and by . . . and by" ad nauseam -- the murkier, cheesier, and more nauseating the language of the ads becomes. This morning's emetic batch of corporate commercials on San Diego's schnorrer public radio station, KPBS-FM, included some insipid fluff for Vanguard mutual funds that ended with the words to help you control your financial destiny. Does anything about that phrase strike you as incongruous? Read More 
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