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Day: May 12, 2010

Non-Pareil again

This one is mild, but I haven’t provided a non-pareil for a while. Here’s the latest. Can you tell what’s wrong with this sentence from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sports page? He used free agency to sign defensive tackle Santana Dotson, kick returner Desmond Howard, wideout Don Beebe, left tackle Bruce Wilkerson, linebacker Ron Cox …

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Why Language Matters

Failures of understanding… always take the form of bad language. Just as there is nothing but language in which to make sense, there is nothing but language in which to make nonsense. Richard Mitchell: The Gift of Fire, p. 11