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How English changes when you can't use the letter "e"

Some novels are known for their creative plots and compelling characters. And then there is Gadsby, a 50,000-word novel written in 1939 by American author Ernest Vincent Wright. 416 more words

Attack of the arty barbarians

I spend my working life editing stuff. I used to work on a national paper, editing news stories about crazed axe murderers, cute squirrels, and sex-mad politicians, but now I wade through reports by academics and marketing analysts, and occasionally have mild hysteria at what they do to the English language. 696 more words

Writing

Daily Frolic 20: The Oratory Award

Today’s example has prompted me to institute the Oratory Award, which will be bestowed upon the perpetrator, normally a person of standing, of a most eye-catching sentence reported by the British media.  188 more words

English Language

DRAMA AS BRIDE’S FATHER AND BRIDEGROOM’S MOTHER BONK DURING THEIR CHILDREN’S WEDDING

There was drama in Bulawayo last week when the bride’s father and bridegroom’s mother were caught sexercing bedroom gymnastics much to the embarrassment of all the relatives. 460 more words

NEWS

White Power USA

Al Jazeera broadcast on 30 Sep 2010. People & Power looks at America’s neo-Nazis. Is the US heading toward a future of greater diversity and racial tolerance, or of racially-motivated violence and separation?

English Language

Spelling Nitpicks

I went through some common grammar “nitpicks,” some of them my own editorial preferences and pet peeves, and some of them more commonly agreed upon usage for the English language. 494 more words