Shameless Plug—for Somebody Else

rogersgeorge on July 16th, 2017

I’ve recommended A Word A Day a couple times in the past (and still do), and someone once asked about places to post their short stories, so I posted links to a few sites, and I always give credit when I quote comics (and usually other sites, unless it would embarrass them). Recently another site has been posting links to this site! I confess that I’m flattered, even though sometimes this sort of thing is a racket of some kind.

Well, the site is legit. At least I’m not the only one he mentions, and he stays on the topic of technical writing a lot. It’s an effort to have a social network site for tech writers. In fact, I joined up a long time ago and then forgot I had done so! Too busy tech writing, I guess.

Anyway, I’ll return the favor and post a link to his site:

Technical Writing World.

Give it a look. Maybe sign up.

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Two Ways to do a Pun

rogersgeorge on July 14th, 2017

I was going to continue with serious lessons, but today I ran into two comics that are not only both on the same topic, but they illustrate one of the finer points of punning. Type 1: When the pronunciation of the misused words is the same, Type 2: When the pronunciation is almost the […]

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Compound What?

rogersgeorge on July 12th, 2017

Here’s a sentence. Is it right or wrong? (Maybe I should say, “Is the grammar correct?”) While Subversion is still primarily a copy-modify-merge system, it still recognizes the need to lock an occasional file and thus provide mechanisms for this. I saw this in some instructional material for a file management program named Subversion. (Yes, the first word should be “Although,” […]

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Watch your subject

rogersgeorge on July 10th, 2017

The rule is that if you have a singular subject, you must have a singular verb. (And if you have a plural subject, the verb must be plural.) We call it subject-verb agreement. Take a look at this sentence: By July 15, an average of 2,500 tons of supplies was being flown into the city […]

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Bad Puns

rogersgeorge on July 8th, 2017

Hardly worth a comment. I counted six, and they’re all bad. John Atkinson’s a pretty good cartoonist, but this time he outdid himself for badness. Okay, in two days I’ll post something worthwhile.

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