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Abhorrent Grammar Mistakes #1

This is a public service announcement and (maybe) the first in an erratic series of fusillades fired in the direction of blithely ignorant practitioners of faulty grammar. Not that it’ll make any difference, but 1) this exercise will make me … Continue reading

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“How to Write a Sentence” from the New Yorker (seriously)

[The following are, verbatim, the first several paragraphs of this profound and priceless sentence-writing guide as it appeared in the august New Yorker magazine. ]   Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to … Continue reading

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Word Crimes – “The Movie” Cute, Clever!

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