Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Missouri. She writes novels for young adults, is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series, and reviews books at RedeemedReader.com. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.

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Waterboard that cliché!

| But don't get emotional about this year's list of banished words
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/09/08, 12:00 am

It's a perfect storm: The 2007 "List of Words Banished From the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness" has surged with phrases authored by wordsmiths to make their sentences pop. They are what they are, but by now have decimated their effectiveness and ought to be thrown under the bus or, at the very least, waterboarded.

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Dustin Darcy of Los Angeles has taken MIT courses online

Ivy League for free

| The neoclassical ideal of liberal education prospers online
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/26/08, 12:00 am

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Kindle that reading glow

| Is a new technology cutting-edge if consumers are losing the skill to use it?
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/12/08, 12:00 am

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