Monthly Archives: August 2012

Apocryphal Anecdotes and Anecdotal Apocrypha

Years ago, I was once told I was using the word “apocryphal” wrongly. The corrector told me that I meant “anecdotal.” Advertisements

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It looks like English but stinks like a fish…it must be Engfish

When I teach expository writing, there’s a window in the semester – usually starting around week 7 or so, where it fits most organically – during which I have students read and react to a few essays that discuss good … Continue reading

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