Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Good reading

I'm still catching up on old reading:

At Blogslot, Bill Walsh makes an excellent point about using ellipses in quotes here. Find out if you've been doing it wrong.

There are two Merriam-Webster columns worth checking out. Read about the origins of "nightmare" and "macadam" and "macadamias" here. And find out what a "bluing bag" is and if "Caesarean section" has anything to do with Julius Caesar" here.

Ruth Walker at Verbal Energy fears that prepositional phrases are under attack. At-risk children are children at risk of what? And why does a breezy stroll after lunch have to become a post-lunch walk?


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