The Normalization of Poly, Part 1,259
So there I was reading an article in The Atlantic about how New England suburbs are losing their young people, and bango, I hit this:
...One such leaver is Matt Kozachek, 27, who grew up in Storrs, Connecticut, attended the University of Connecticut, and lived in Groton after college, working as a software engineer. Life as a Millennial in Connecticut was boring, he says. There were no cool bars or art galleries or fun events to attend, and it was hard to make friends. What’s more, Kozachek identifies as polyamorous, and said that was taboo in Connecticut. So a year ago, he picked up and moved to San Francisco. ...
No further explanation of what the word means or why it's a big enough deal for someone to move away from their home state — even though dating several people, if that's what you thought it means, is as common as rocks and as white-bread as a Connecticut suburb. Readers are just assumed to know better.
The article: An Unsteady Future for New England's Suburbs (August 18, 2016).
(That number in the title, BTW, is the number of posts on this site.)