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Writing Well - Part 6

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Humor

Getting the words right 

The grammar vigilante is on the streets of Bristol. According to BBC News this guy has been going out at night, correcting street signs, for 13 years. 502 more words

Daily Musings

Comma Of The Week

For grammarians, and literary pedants, the Oxford comma represents a bit of a battle ground. It is a comma which is the last in a series of two or more items and usually precedes a conjunction like and or or. 190 more words

Culture

Of writing, wordsmithing, and making mistakes

During the past week or so, I have been writing, shaping, and “wordsmithing” a five-page memo for my boss.  It has been a learning process in some respects, and he’s been very patient in explaining some aspects of the subject matter to me so I could state things more purposefully.  1,066 more words

Biblical (or Abiblical) Doctrine

Promoting Passivity 01

‘The Beer Went Mad’

Lynn Truss, in her ranty book, Talk to the Hand – which tries to do for everday personal interactions what her earlier book did for grammer an speling – quotes some remarks on their actions given by convicts to the cultural conservative and prison shrink Theodore Dalrymple: 502 more words

The Conservative Sensibility

The Pedants Are Revolting

Question: Who led the pedants’ revolt?
Answer: Which Tyler.

I am pedantic about the use and misuse of the English language. I know it, and laugh at myself for it, because I also know that concerns about a lowering of standards in both the written and the spoken word have been voiced ‘since time immoral’. 252 more words

Humour