Can we get an Elements Of Style thread in here?

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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.

...is 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

zie

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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