Dreyfus Affair post on Tuesday. According to Wesley Morris ("It's in America's DNA to Be Divisive," New York Times Magazine, February 14), the word divisive once meant causing disagreement or able to be debated; now it implies that debate itself would be best avoided. "Trigger words" (interesting phrase!) refers to those that would seem to behave more like sticks and stones, or perhaps even guns and ammo. We are all too easily offended, apparently, but determined to stand our own ground. We got 90 hits on today's typo in OhioLINK, and "too many records found for your search" in WorldCat.
("A staunch magistrate surprised by the apparition of a radical demon." Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1835, from Wikimedia Commons.)