Daily Archives: April 28, 2008
Why Yes, My Backyard Does Overlook Mordor
Posted on April 28, 2008 24 Comments
Why do you ask? Honest, it didn’t look this menacing in real life. But the camera sees something different than the human eye. Makes for interesting pictures.
Because I Feel Like Starting Yet Another Pointless Word Usage Holy War
Posted on April 28, 2008 89 Comments
The sort of person who would use the phrase hoi polloi is also the sort of person who ought to know not to put “the” in front of it. That is all.
Today’s Free Advice
Posted on April 28, 2008 27 Comments
Never answer a mysterious e-mail which begins: “Attention, Dear Trusting Friend.” You’re welcome.
Pronouning Your Hermaphrodite
Posted on April 28, 2008 90 Comments
Here’s a writing issue I suspect is largely confined to the realm of speculative fiction: I’m editing page proofs of Zoe’s Tale at the moment and catching a significant number of errors — why is why we edit page proofs, so we see them, but you don’t. The largest class of errors? Me calling either […]
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