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by 'The Austin Chronicle' Proofreaders

Much can be learned by perusing a publication's style guide. New additions to the Chronicle's proofreading squad are often a little surprised to find "fuck-ton," "yadda yadda yadda," and "J.Lo" explicated in the house style guide – but once they've logged some time here, it's clear that any paper as wide-ranging as the Chronicle will necessarily cultivate some odd lexical affinities.

1) boondoggle

2) myriad

3) comprise

4) mouldering

5) impact

6) cull

7) hipper-than-thou

8) porky

9) chunks

10) hearkening

11) meltingly

12) artisan

13) opined

14) proved

15) napped

16) mouthfeel

17) toothsome

18) scope

19) notched

20) sea change

21) queried

22) enthused

23) whence

24) into

25) metallurgists

26) -core

27) complement

28) -piece

29) Bright Light Social Hour

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