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Writers seem to be unable to resist the phrase "save Detroit." The latest example comes from Allison Arieff, writing for The Atlantic Cities. While the article (Can a Single Good Idea Save Detroit?) is more about a design competition than our city, the headline plays upon the idea that somehow Detroit is in a swimming pool without its water wings and in need of a lifeguard. What we're saying here is that we are not exactly swimming the butterfly at Michael Phelps speed, but we are not drowning either. Can we please save the term "SAVE" for real emergencies? [The Atlantic Cities]