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Writing Glitch 897

Today’s glitch: Delete the dash after EMP and replace it with a comma. Change the second sentence to be more clear: The world has forgotten everything, but you haven’t. (Otherwise it could be taken to mean you are the only … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 896

Today’s glitch: Y’know, kids, there’s no such thing as a whole planet that experiences only daylight if it has just one primary (sun). It may have perpetual daylight on one side, if it doesn’t rotate, but that means it has … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 886

Today’s glitch: It’s correct to use numerals for years, but you need a comma to separate that number from the rest of the sentence. It’s not correct to use numerals for most numbers, however. Change 16 to sixteen. In 2221, … Continue reading

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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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