in the arsehole of diogenes

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

The pedant mourns the defunction of copy-editors

Leaving aside the nice matter
of punctuation, I would expect
writers of literary novels to know
the difference between

tend and attend
riffle
and rifle
forgo
and forego
envisage and envision
rack
and wrack
hark
and hearken
intense
and intensive
motive and motivation
latter
and later
loose
and lose
lie
and lay
proceed and precede
alternative
and alternate
expect
and anticipate...

(Don't get me started on hideous pseudo-words
such as obligate...)

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