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Bad Writing? It’s a Crime

You’ll get a good laugh (and some pretty good grammar lessons) out of Weird Al Yankovic’s new parody.

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

“We Don’t Need No Education” — Prof says good grammar and spelling are so last century.

  Why bother learning to spell? Your smartphone can do it for you. Good grammar? That may have been useful 100 years ago, but nowadays, no one cares. Believe it … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

So You Think You Know Grammar? (Are you smarter than 116 editors and writers?)

Just when I was beginning to think that good writing was going to hell in a 140-character Tweet, an argument about apple trees has renewed my faith in the future … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bear With Me (in this Bare/Bear discussion)

I came across this cute explanation by Jack Ashby of when to use “bear” vs. “bare” and thought I’d share. Enjoy. (P.S. I strongly believe we all have the right … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Magazine Needs a New Copyeditor

One of my Facebook friends just posted this cover from an old Tails magazine. Does she love her dog — or does she love her dog for dinner? A comma … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do Words Still Matter?

Pop quiz: I laid down to take a nap. I lied down to take a nap.  Which sentence is correct? Do you know? Do you care? Is this a trick question? In … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 2 Comments
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