Daily Archives: April 28, 2008

Why Yes, My Backyard Does Overlook Mordor

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.

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Because I Feel Like Starting Yet Another Pointless Word Usage Holy War

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.

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Today’s Free Advice

Never answer a mysterious e-mail which begins: “Attention, Dear Trusting Friend.” You’re welcome.

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Pronouning Your Hermaphrodite

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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