Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Deviated preverts?
Slate examines the New York Post's apparent fascination with "perv" as a headline word. "Fiend" is also popular.

The examples mentioned in the Slate article don't include the one I use in my editing class when discussing libel:

Vatican sacks six pervy N.Y. priests

Here's the catch: Two of the priests were convicted of sex crimes; the others were punished by the Catholic Church for unknown reasons under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Yet the Post lumped them together as pervs.
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