Category Archives: Language Rants

Style Kiboshes

Some years ago I read something like the following in a magazine for writers. The author is a newspaper editor, writing to the staff reporters. It points up my contention that the writing “rules” are so ambiguous as to be … Continue reading

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When Did You Learn To Write?

When did you learn to write? When you heard another speak to you for the first time? Or after you painstakingly struggled with forming letters with a pencil between your fingers? When did you learn to talk? When you felt … Continue reading

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