While I slept @kgulliver @katrinagullver and @historianess had a hilarious conversation about metaphors and word choices scholars should avoid, whilst one of them reviewed a MS.  For your edification
To be avoided at all costs
  • Intervene (try participate or contribute, more collegial and collaborative)
  • shed light, fill in gaps
  • metaphors involving any use of lens, light, lacuna
  • agency – although geez when writing about gender historiography not sure this can be avoided
  • Other pet peeves: may and might not the same, nor are to think and to feel interchangeable
got some of your own? share here or on twitter

@dvhunter “rethinking” “complicating”

@professmoravec “problematize”