‘War on Terror’ is over (If you want it)

Britain’s government is apparently dropping “war on terror” from its vocabulary. The Daily Mail reports that “Islamic terrorist” is also out. You can sample the reaction in these comments at BoingBoing.

As discussed in this post, “war on terror” has become so overused as to become meaningless. Here’s a resolution for the new year for writers and editors: When tempted to type this into a story or label a page with it, ask whether it’s accurate and informative. The answer is likely no.