Friday, August 23, 2002

Strunk and White comment on blogging
Well, not exactly, but see their comment labelled "Do not affect a breezy manner."

The volume of writing is enourmous, these days, and much of it has a sort of windiness about it, almost as though the author were in a state of euphoria. "Spontaneous me," sang Whitman, and, in his innocence, let loose the hordes of unispired scribblers who would one day confuse spontaneity with genius.

Yikes! Maybe I should delete this before N.O. sees it.

I have one question though: Considering what they said about enclosing parenthetical expressions between clauses (You don't need to if the expression doesn't interrupt the flow of the sentence too much.) why is there a comma before the "these" in "these days?"

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