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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 an author, publisher, and semiotic analyst. He is co-author (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) of THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, co-editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and co-author (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) of the family activities guide UNBORED and three forthcoming spinoffs, including UNBORED Games. He is editor of HILOBROW and publisher of the Radium Age science fiction imprint HiLoBooks. Also: Glenn manages a secretive online community known as the Hermenautic Circle; he is founding editor of the e-book club Save the Adventure; and he's a frequent co-host of Boing Boing's podcast GWEEK. In the ’00s, Glenn was an editor, columnist, and blogger for the Boston Globe's IDEAS section, he co-founded the international semiotics website SEMIONAUT, and contributed to CABINET, SLATE, and elsewhere. In the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT, worked as a dotcom and magazine editor, and contributed to THE BAFFLER, FEED, and elsewhere. His publishing company is King Mixer, LLC; and his semiotic analysis consultancy is Semiovox LLC. He lives in Boston with his wife and children.