. On the Banning of the Word 'Field' by the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work See the related news story here. In Southern California they’ve declared that field’s a word to studiously ignore. It seems that at all costs folk should be spared plantation connotation. Has your jaw dropped to the ground, yet? Personally, I think weird impacts loom. The actor, Christian Bale, will be Chris Textile Crop Cube lest they link his name to word crimes worth a spell in jail. And what about boll weevils? Must they change address and find a different source of food? And cotton clothes! If banned ’twould be most strange to wokishly go strolling in the nude. And Georgia! Alabama! They must go! Let’s dig ’em up and dump ’em in the sea. But wait a whatsit-picking minute! No! Perhaps I’ve dreamed this up, oh, silly me! . . Paul A. Freeman is the author of Rumours of Ophir, a crime novel which was taught in Zimbabwean high schools and has been translated into German. In addition to having two novels, a children’s book and an 18,000-word narrative poem (Robin Hood and Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers!) commercially published, Paul is the author of hundreds of published short stories, poems and articles.