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    50th Anniversary of Elements of Style by Strunk & White

    HEADLINE: 'The Elements of Style': Still fashionable after 50 years
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/n...s-strunk_N.htm

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    never seems to go out of date.
    HEADLINE: A Half-Century Of "Stupid Grammar Advice"
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=103171738

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    Dorothy Parker, who reviewed the guide for Esquire magazine: "If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy."
    Of course anyone who had a writing class, this was a required text.
    The Grammer Police of Cyburbia should be happy.
    Are they going to go out and buy the 50th Anniversary Edition ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Of course anyone who had a writing class, this was a required text.
    The Grammer Police of Cyburbia should be happy.
    ((ahem)) That's Grammar Police to you.

    I think I still have my copy of Elements of Style from high school!

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    I hated that book.

    I hated that my h.s. English teacher loved it.

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