A Movie Log

A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why Everything You Learned in Freshman English May Be Wrong

When I was an English teacher -- a long, long time ago -- Strunk and White's Elements of Style was venerated. And apparently it still is. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum isn't celebrating its 50th anniversary. He finds it full of pernicious and inconsistent nonsense.

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