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The 'joys' of English spelling

Isn’t the English spelling system a wonderful thing? It’s so regular and predictable: who could look at words like knight, house, flour, … 688 more words

Writing Guidance

Declutter your text: beware of repetitions

Repetitions can take different shapes: multiple occurrences of the same word, synonyms, pleonasms, redundancies. When used wisely, repetitions can be an interesting stylistic device. When used unwisely, they can severely harm the elegance of your text. 570 more words

Writing

redtabbywords reblogged this on Red Tabby Words and commented:

Excellent advice here for writing of all kinds. (And some nice cat photos, too!)

On commas

At work this week an email was sent to myself and a colleague which read:

It would be great if you could chase this contractor report Daniel through the college…

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Sticky toffee pudding and other NHS jargon

There was an article on the BBC News website this morning about the use of jargon in the NHS.  The Plain English Campaign (PEC) suggests that the NHS is deliberately using confusing jargon to prevent the public from understanding what is going on in the public service. 420 more words

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Random Media Notes

  1. I concede. I have long insisted that media is the plural of medium. But, based on common usage, I now accept that media can be a singular term as well as plural.
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Seeking Guides

What body of knowledge has been most revealing to you?

Anthropology as Guide

In college someone told me I might find it interesting to take a course from an anthropology professor by the name of Leslie White. 551 more words

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Seeking Guides

What body of knowledge has been most revealing to you?

Anthropology as Guide

In college someone told me I might find it interesting to take a course from an anthropology professor by the name of Leslie White. 552 more words

Writing