The rise of -centric in the New York Times

New York Times standards editor Philip Corbett writes: “By my count, we’ve used ‘-centric’ almost 150 times in print stories so far this year — compared with 72 times in 2000 and just 24 in 1995. …It may have been fresh and engaging once; not anymore. Let’s try to be more judicious and look for alternatives.”

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