Debate's over

June 28, 2014|By John E. McIntyre | The Baltimore Sun

I just did an archive search on stirs debate and discovered, to my inexpressible horror, that The Baltimore Sun has used the phrase in headlines more than eighty times in the first half of 2014. 

Perhaps you should consider performing a similar investigation in your shop. 

It's plainly long past time to start smacking the hands of editors who resort to this lazy shortcut. 

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