Tag Archives: writing

Fewer/Less

Paleo Retiree writes: Given my background in the media (researcher, reporter, etc), I like to think that I could be a much bigger grammar Nazi than I am. But I tend to swing pretty loose where language goes. Texting, gabbing, … Continue reading

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Carolingian Minuscule and Modern Writing

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the 8th century, Charlemagne, the ruler of the Carolingian empire, had a problem on his hands. Over the centuries, scribes had made so many mistakes when copying the Bible and other texts of the Church fathers … Continue reading

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Infographic of the Day

Taken from Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

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Food fight!

Glynn Marshes writes: Trouble on the literary scene! A couple of Brit writers–RJ Ellory and Stephen Leather–were caught posting sock puppet reviews on Amazon. Their probable undoing: they didn’t stop at giving their own books 5 stars. They also posted … Continue reading

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House Style at The New Yorker

Paleo Retiree writes: Take a look at the following first-lines-of-articles-from-The-New-Yorker and tell me if you’re as struck by certain patterns and similarities as I’ve been. “In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, spent several … Continue reading

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A Way with Words

Fenster writes: The term rhetoric is an evocative one for an Ivy wannabe like me.  It summons up all the mysterious virtues of a classical education, the kind of education that some of the co-authors on this blog suffered through … Continue reading

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