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The word may not have been proscribed, may not be formally "incorrect" but to use it is to lay oneself open to charges of suburban snobbery and thin-blooded gentility, and to more ridicule than most of us are willing to bear.
But this kind of notational policy can also stem from more negative influences: a simple lack of curiosity, or an unwillingness to engage with the music at the level of intensity that an appraisal of style demands, or a conviction that certain questions can never be answered, or a reluctance to lay oneself open to charges of unwarranted editorial intrusion and tampering.