Friday, April 17, 2009

Who needs a manual to write real good?

In a perverse tribute to the 50th anniversary of Strunk and White's classic, "The Elements of Style," writer Marc Acito attempts to violate every one of the elements. A good job is done by him, too, I opine. Acito is the author of two books, How I Paid for College and Attack of the Theater People.

All Things Considered, April 16, 2009

Today marks the 50th anniversary of William Strunk and E.B. White's Elements of Style, the grammar manual used by millions of students, including commentator Marc Acito.

Me and a friend was talking about using proper grammar. And he says to I, "Today is the 50th anniversary of Strunk and White's Elements of Style." (1)

So I got me a copy and totally mesmerized this vast suppository of information. For instance, Strunk and White says, "Write with nouns and verbs." (2) Myself, for one, is relieved to know this, as I have been trying to write with macaroni and cheese.

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