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First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

How Steven Pinker Became the Anti-Maven of Language

Harvard Prof Offers His New Elements of StyleStyle Maven: Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard.By Ben Yagoda Published September 11, 2014, issue of September 19, 2014 .Steven Pinker, the Johnstone Family professor of psychology at Harvard, ... [Published Forward - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

A Word, Please: There's nothing truly good about superfluity

In a recent New York Times piece, novelist Zoe Heller wrote about helping her daughter with an English essay. "Try excising the words 'extremely,' 'totally' and 'incredibly,'" Heller suggested. Her daughter did and was "surprised to discover that not ... [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

A Word, Please: There's nothing truly good about superfluity

In a recent New York Times piece, novelist Zoe Heller wrote about helping her daughter with an English essay. "Try excising the words 'extremely,' 'totally' and 'incredibly,'" Heller suggested. Her daughter did and was "surprised to discover that not ... [Published Glendale News Press - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

In Praise of Bad Writing

August 18 th is Bad Poetry Day, a celebration of terrible verse. Take a break from your blog to check out the poetry of William McGonagall , who is widely considered to be the worst poet who ever lived. But when you get back to your own work, consider ... [Published Business 2 Community - Aug 15 2014]

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