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A style guide for the music biz
“Despite the Wall Street Journal article’s title and opening reference to Strunk and White, the Music Metadata Style Guide makes no mention of grammar or punctuation. NONe. Or none. It covers the more mundane matters of capitalization, spelling, and metadata entry.”
Strunk  EBWhite 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
Pinker on Strunk and White
“His presentation of Strunk and White is an assemblage of misinformation, decontextualization, received ideas, and misunderstandings.”
Strunk  EBWhite 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
E. B. White on W3
Did E. B. White have anything to say about Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (hereafter, W3), the dictionary that some thought marked the decline and fall of American English? Yes.
dictionary  Strunk  EBWhite 
december 2012 by M.Leddy
Five prepositions
“What did you bring that book that I don’t want to be read to out of up for?”
Strunk  EBWhite 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
An Elements error
In his neverending battle against The Elements of Style, Geoffrey Pullum has overlooked one genuine mistake in the book, or at least in the book’s 1959 edition.
Strunk  EBWhite 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
The Elements of Style, illustrated
Covers from a copy of the 1920 Harcourt, Brace trade edition, decorated by a reader.
art  Strunk  EBWhite 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Glass, Salinger, Strunk, White
A veiled reference to Strunk and White in a Salinger story?
Salinger  Strunk  EBWhite 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Speculation on a mistake in The Elements of Style.
Strunk  EBWhite 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
E. B. White, the fact that
Did E. B. White miss a “the fact that” in The Elements of Style?
Strunk  EBWhite 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Strunk and White rap
“Jails and schools should not be called facilities. / I hate all these writers with second-rate abilities.”
Strunk  EBWhite 
december 2011 by M.Leddy
Strunk and White parody
The Elements of Press Release Style
parody  Strunk  EBWhite  writing 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
E.B. White was born.
A writer who disapproves of “was born” is a writer whose ideas about language no one need take seriously. But neither Strunk nor White is that writer.
Strunk  EBWhite 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
Unabomber auction
Did you know that Theodore Kaczynski owned a copy of The Elements of Style?
culture  Strunk  EBWhite 
may 2011 by M.Leddy
Battling The Elements
Adam Haslet and Josh Rothman on The Elements of Style
Strunk  EBWhite 
february 2011 by M.Leddy
Fish on Strunk and White
No doubt Fish sees his book as more useful than theirs. But his claims here just aren’t accurate.
Strunk  EBWhite 
february 2011 by M.Leddy
Zimmer on Strunk and White
“There are good reasons to find fault with The Elements of Style, but one should be sure that it’s The Elements of Style one is criticizing — the thing itself, not some rumor.”
Strunk  EBWhite 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
Strunk and White cat
It will HAVE a cheezburger.
humor  Strunk  EBWhite 
may 2010 by M.Leddy
Review: Mark Garvey's Stylized
"Mark Garvey’s Stylized is a deeply affectionate, well reseached, and, yes, slightly and frankly obsessive account of The Elements of Style."
Strunk  writing  EBWhite 
november 2009 by M.Leddy
The Elements of Style, one more time
"The Elements of Style may work best as a writer's talisman. That's the best explanation I can offer of the book's long-lived pseudo-sacred status."
Strunk  writing  EBWhite 
may 2009 by M.Leddy
More on Pullum, Strunk, White
A sampling of opinion on The Elements of Style
Strunk  writing  EBWhite 
may 2009 by M.Leddy
Strunk and White and wit
"One could take such passages as evidence of supreme cluelessness or as evidence of wit. Wit is the better choice, one that respects the intelligence of Strunk and White and their readers."
Strunk  EBWhite 
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Hardly convincing (adverb adjective)
Pullum on Strunk and White on adjectives and adverbs
language  words  style  writing  Strunk  Pullum  EBWhite 
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Pullum on Strunk and White
"Pullum's take on Strunk and White involves a significant degree of distortion and plain misreading."
grammar  language  style  words  writing  Strunk  EBWhite 
april 2009 by M.Leddy

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