Dirty Words

April 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is my ‘little grammar bible’. Really, I have yet to find a book that does it better. Then I found this:

1“One glance at your friend’s blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much fucking fun” -Baker and Hansen


So, I obviously bought it (and can’t wait to start teaching writing again in May).


The Oatmeal explains the semicolon (so I don’t have to)

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Where explaining the mystery of grammar is concerned, few have been more clever than The Oatmeal.


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Which one are you?

March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Not a half bad description of some people I know. If punctuation could have personalities, which one best describes you? Once you’ve decided, look up its proper use in a sentence.

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