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By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Read-outs

Just came across a list of words flagged by the copy editor of Taking Things Seriously (Princeton Architectural Press), a collection of photos and essays that I edited in 2007.

In the spirit of Harper’s Magazine, I’ve excerpted the list here:

Aphex
aestheticized
Babyboomerama
Bourdieu
Cheez
Columbo
cathexis
cremains
décollage
démontage
Echoplex
Fortean
Funicello
fossilism
Helltown
Korn
magister
mo’ai
objecthood
overdetermined
quiddity
Sante
Soaky
squareback
thingness
totemism
unsignifiable
Yastrzemski
zine

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Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based semiotic culture and brand analyst. He is editor/publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age science fiction imprint HILOBOOKS. In addition, Josh is co-author of several books, including (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) the family activities guides UNBORED, UNBORED GAMES, and the forthcoming UNBORED ADVENTURE. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT.