[LINK] grammar nazis

rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Thu Oct 26 17:56:13 AEST 2006

> We should therefore smite all greengrocers.
> (ref. Lynne Truss's 'Eats, shoots and leaves', or Bill Bryson's  
> 'Troublesome Words')

And I'm with Lynn Truss here. Learning the language (like all education) 
is democratising. It removes an impediment to opportunity.


> See also http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/ (Apostrophe Protection  
> Society) or http://www.dace.co.uk/apostrophe.htm.
>> I'm ambivalent about the use of "acronym" for abbreviations.
> I'm intrigued that the computing profession has taken up acronyms so  
> widely, and that of recursive acronyms (or initialisms). Sometimes  
> known as the RAS syndrome (Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome).  
> Companies like SAAB should be smitten for the same reason, and anyone  
> who says 'PIN number'...
> iT
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