Author Topic: Hey FOT grammarians and language critics!  (Read 1923 times)

Fido

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Hey FOT grammarians and language critics!
« on: April 02, 2007, 08:48:39 PM »
I came acrost this old article from George Orwell, who if I remember right, is a writer from Engeland.  If you're into them guys Strunck and White, and stuff about grammar, you might want to read this.  Otherwise, just keep watching Dancing With the Stars like I am.

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm

John Junk

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Re: Hey FOT grammarians and language critics!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 11:49:04 PM »
Okay, granted, I haven't read that thing you linked to yet.  Here's something I did read, and enjoyed:
http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/DFW_present_tense.html

Here's an angry retort! (which I didn't read, because I don't care):
http://www.languagehat.com/archives/000510.php

Holy shit, in writing this post it came to my attention that there is a blogsite called languagehat.com!

Sarah

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Re: Hey FOT grammarians and language critics!
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 09:27:12 AM »
Thanks to Orwell via Fido for my new sig.

Laurie

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Re: Hey FOT grammarians and language critics!
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 11:42:58 AM »
For a second, I was concerned that Mr. Orwell promoted an anti-cephalopod agenda when he wasn't taking down The Man. Gladly, context shows that this was not a screed against the coolest ocean dwellers ever.