Writing Glitch 943

Today’s glitch:

Argh! Popular is not a synonym for common! Change!

Also, it’s not the most common form of precipitation because of what scientists think about it; it would happen with the same frequency (whatever that is) even if there were no scientists to think about it at all, because it’s a natural process and isn’t subject to anyone’s opinion. Delete because.

It rains diamonds on Saturn. Lightning storms turn methane into soot that hardens into diamonds. This could be the most common form of precipitation in the solar system; scientists think it also happens on Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

 

 

 

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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