Selfish words (from 1,200 examples)
I have often been taught that I would be rude to readers if I continually used the pronoun I in sentences I wrote: I would be accused of solipsism as well as a publishing solecism. Indeed, people who are enthusiastic about political correctness might say, without even thinking (too difficult for them anyway), that one ought to avoid words with too many of the letter i.
"Selfish, Selfless, and Equable Words,"
Word Ways: Vol. 39
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol39/iss1/17