Watch Your Language

September 11 has been a subject much on our minds in the last month. It is not a topic we have strayed far from in the last year-it seems always to be at the periphery of just about every conversation we have had over the last twelve months-but it is a subject we identify in different ways.

Most of us refer to the day, as if on a calendar: "September Eleventh," even though it is not particularly idiomatically correct. Politicians...

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About the Author

Tim Townsend, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, is a student at Yale Divinity School.