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Thread #132499 Message #3996913
Posted By: meself
18-Jun-19 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"one bans ... activities" - To say that banning people from wearing something is 'banning people' rather than banning an activity ('wearing') may be correct in a strictly grammatical sense, I don't know - but, boy, it sure is subtle. Good luck with that one.
I do agree that 'forbidding' would be better, and it has a more menacing connotation, which suits the fascistic law it refers to.