EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE (telophase) wrote,
EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE
telophase

Hmmm

Question: Suggestions on words or phrases that would be better served by using synonyms when searching for them?

Context: I'm writing another emergency post for L@L to be held until we need it, and I want to use examples that people would actually use, instead of the artificial ones I think up. :D

Examples: I'm talking about things like "teen smoking" vs. "adolescent tobacco use" (the latter will get you more scholarly sources), and "search engine strategies" vs. "how to use search engines" (the former is stuffed full of links to the Search Engine Strategies conference and utterly useless for finding actual strategies).

I was first thinking "fast weight loss" vs. "weight loss" because the former gets you get-skinny-quick schemes and the second gives you more useful links, but that's really more appropriate for a post on broadening your search, instead of synonyms.

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