Can we get an Elements Of Style thread in here?

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language is gay, just use the words u want

― boner state university (cankles), Monday, March 9, 2009 7:30 PM (4 minutes ago)

wowgold (harbl), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:35 (twelve years ago) link

mlgay can suck it but i feel our days together are numbered so \(^_^)/

tehresa, Monday, 16 March 2009 06:43 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

happy birthday EOS

lxy, Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

i feel compelled to say here that i have at best mixed feelings abt elements of style

max max max max, Thursday, 16 April 2009 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

yeah :-\

trouble child (harbl), Thursday, 16 April 2009 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

editing makes me wanna barf

trouble child (harbl), Monday, 20 April 2009 17:30 (twelve years ago) link

i will do it
for a price

tehresa, Monday, 20 April 2009 17:39 (twelve years ago) link


trouble child (harbl), Monday, 20 April 2009 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

this author is an idiot and i hate him

trouble child (harbl), Monday, 20 April 2009 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

i'm trying to decide/remember if i've missed your bold controversial statements that you don't really mean. help me out someone, do i...did i?

jergins, Monday, 20 April 2009 22:52 (twelve years ago) link

ilu jergins <3

trouble child (harbl), Monday, 20 April 2009 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

jk :)

trouble child (harbl), Monday, 20 April 2009 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

anyone have the illustrated version?

yah dude, I have this. the illustrations are cute, and big ups to the editors for modernizing the text a bit and correcting some of the early 20th c. gender bias. however, this

By the time this paragraph sees print, psyched, nerd, ripoff, dude, geek and funky
will be the words of yesteryear. practically hate speech, and I advise you to do a lot of soul-searching before buying this edition.

unregistered, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

i like a little old-fashioned gender bias in my style guides

trouble child (harbl), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

it's more real

jergins, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

gender-neutral "he/she" "s/he" "(s)he" pronouns are TEDIOUS and BAD, I admit. I don't remember if the style guide sticks up for them or not.

unregistered, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:35 (twelve years ago) link


trouble child (harbl), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

I once suggested to LJ that he read this book

step hen faps in September 2008 (step hen faps), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

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