Monday, November 17, 2008

Blockquoting X

Some Thoughts about Writing from Thomas Sowell:
For reasons unknown, some copy-editors seem to think that words with similar sounds are substitutes for one another. But there is a big difference between Londonderry air and London derriere.
Overall, Sowell's suggestions are not what one usually hears. For example, instead of "WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!" he says "Write. But only when you have something to say."

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