Democracy, English, and the Wars Over Usage

Subject: Democracy, English, and the Wars Over Usage
From: Chris Despopoulos <cud -at- telecable -dot- es>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:48:54 +0200

An essay by David Foster Wallace - in the April issue of Harper's. Get it, read it, then admit that all similar discussions on this list prove to be puny by comparison. A very timely article, and I wish I had read it before contributing my 0.02 euros to the subject. Irregardless, it's an interesting read. (Yes, iregardless apparantly is included in the 3rd Webster's, so to all Usage-Is-Only-Style enthusiasts, no complaining!)

Really, this article, and its review of the book, A Dictionary of Modern American Usage by Bryan A. Garner, is both interesting and (for this group) timely.

Cheers cud


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