Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Bits and pieces

A 233-page book with no verbs.

And for all you language prescriptivists: An editor complains about slang -- in 1970.

The man behind skateboarders' ollie, which recently entered the OED as a noun and intransitive verb.
"Once you're in there," Alan "Ollie" Gelfand said one recent night, "they can't take you out. That's the funk, the definitive version of the whole language."
The public editor for Akron's paper says there is a liberal media bias and quotes a "liberal copy editor" who said she "tended to be overly conservative" in her headline writing to "guarantee there is no bias."


At 12:58 AM, June 03, 2004, Blogger Paul said...

Last graf of that item says it all really.

At 9:52 AM, June 03, 2004, Blogger Nicole said...

I think the graf Paul's referring to is this:

In a profession that holds others to high standards, diversity of ideas must be encouraged and protected. In a profession that values free and fruitful speech, no point of view should be discouraged and no opinions should go unheard.


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