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Writing Glitch 872

Today’s glitch: I applaud the reason for this meme-thing (pointing out that broccoli isn’t proof for so-called Intelligent Design), but I wish the writer had expressed the concept better. Get rid of the quotation marks around naturally, because they make … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 871

Today’s glitch: This is just… wrong, in sooooo many ways. Sorry, but I gotta address the Bad Science before saying anything about the copyediting. As far as nurture influences a child’s intelligence, and as far as the mother is the … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 870

Today’s glitch: Oh, no, you didn’t…! If it’s wrong to stereotype people according to skin color (and it is), it’s wrong to stereotype people according to eye color, too. Yes, even if the stereotype is “positive.” (*makes mental note to … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #865

Today’s second glitch: Change the comma after invented to a period. *sigh* A sword is a blade, kids. Add other after and in the second sentence to show that you’re not saying swords and blades are separate categories. That takes … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #862

Today’s first glitch: Do not capitalize common nouns. (There was a time when children were taught this simple rule in early elementary school. Seriously, what’s going on here?) Don’t capitalize adjectives derived from common nouns, either. Delete the comma after … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #861

Today’s glitch: Don’t use an apostrophe to make a plural (except in the rare instances where leaving the apostrophe out would make the plural look like something else: the plural of A is A’s, but the plural of C is … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #836

Today’s glitch: Remember, kids, that a direct address must be separated from the rest of the sentence with a comma or commas. (That’s the point being made with those “Let’s eat, Grandma!” versus “Let’s eat Grandma!” memes, and how can … Continue reading

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