Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Your” write

The professor who taught me Middle English and Old English loved to remind us that grammar and orthography are modern inventions. She’d say this with sympathy and generosity as she handed back our bleeding papers. I loved that teacher. Such … Continue reading

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Crimes against spelling and grammar

I’m pondering a business plan. You want to improve your writing, don’t you? Hire a team of editors to monitor your tweets and ¬†Facebook screeds and point out your spelling and grammatical errors, your unintended alliteration, your confused idioms, your … Continue reading

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