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The Elements of F*cking Style

July 27, 2011


In making over William Stunk and EB White’s The Elements of Style for the 21st century, Chris Baker and Jacob Hansen have created more than just a helpful parody. They’ve revivified an important literary classic for a modern audience – without a single zombie, vampire or werewolf added to the text. Advertisements


December 7, 2010


The following piece was first published in The Enthusiast. ————– In a move that will no doubt confirm some people’s suspicions about US English, the New Oxford American Dictionary‘s Word of the Year for 2010 isn’t even a word. Refudiate – renowned intellect Sarah Palin’s mangling of refute and repudiate into one Frankenstein of a […]

The Melements of Style

September 3, 2010


A few years ago, a friend emailed me a Guardian article about some blokes who were driving across America, righting grammatical wrongs, and calling themselves the Typo Eradication Advancement League. The article was, I thought, full of grammatical wrongs and I shot back a snide ‘Don’t they mean writing grammatical wrongs?’ Putting aside the fact […]