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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 cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits with MindWare. 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. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.