I know this is waaaayyyyy off topic but: I'm writing a feature article for our company magazine about a prominent jazz musician who happens to hail from Cleveland, Ohio. In the article, I use the term "Rust Belt," to denote the area of the country where Cleveland is located. My editor red-flagged this reference, saying that the term might offend those who live in that area of the country. I don't live there, but that term has never struck me as particularly maligning, but I'm trying to get a consensus. Anyone out there find the term "Rust Belt" derogatory?