Oh, if you’d care to correct the journalist, her email is adviceamy@aol.com . However, she doesn’t seem terribly open to constructive criticism. Her unfortunate response to my email:

Thanks, but I know all about polyamory, and I know you’re a pal of another humorless polyamorist, Amy Gahran. Read my blog and you might learn something:

http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2006/09/amy_alkon_is_a.html

Sorry I can’t help you out with the missing sense of humor. Nor with the inability to comprehend irony.

How disappointing. Still, it’s our job to correct misconceptions we see in the media, so please don’t let the possibility of receiving a response like this one keep you from offering corrections to journalists worldwide. We do need to push for correct use of the term and encourage journalists to take responsbility to do their research.

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