Daily Archives: April 12, 2009

Only a Few More Hours Until the BoB Begins!

SLJ’s Battle of the (Kids’) Books starts tomorrow and I can’ t wait! I’ve had so much fun getting it up and ready (neglecting this blog, I know) and I’m confident that it will be even more fun once the matches begin.  In the meantime, we’ve got a People’s Choice Poll up and running.  So go vote for your favorite among the 16 contenders here and check out the standings here.



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50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students’ grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it.

Geoffrey Pullum has a problem (actually several) with Strunk and White.

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