Tag Archives: journalism

If your eyes are on the ground, where did you put your boots?

I keep a very long list of potential topics for this blog. It tracks unusual words and phrases, odd or incorrect usages, new coinages and definitions, as well as all sorts of things that I happen to find interesting at … Continue reading

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Should we bury this “lede?”

[Note: This post was published on November 23rd, but apparently some error caused it to return to draft status. It should now be properly visible.] Late in this year’s election cycle, I came across an article that used a strange … Continue reading

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Can you write a one-sentence paragraph?

Oh, my friends, why must this question even be raised? Of the grammar and usage superstitions that I have students look into (and on which I poll them each semester), this is one that they have consistently been taught by … Continue reading

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