Megan McArdle, “Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators”     —     From The Atlantic. Reminds me of a funny, dirty joke about procrastination. Not appropriate for this site, of course. If you’re clever, you can probably find it online.


Geoffrey K. Pullum, “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”     —     From The Chronicle of Higher Education. Pullum is a Linguist at The University of Edinburgh. This article is well worth a read if you were ever taught to revere Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style.



Language Log     —     Blog created by linguist Geoffrey Pullum. Focuses on the ongoing debate between descriptivism and prescriptivist linguistics



Purdue OWL     —     The gold standard, online English language handbook


Google Ngram viewer     —     An online viewer that charts that frequency of any word or short sentence found in printed material between 1500 and 2008


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