Signs you’re being misled –


Last week, we shared a post from, titled “Twenty Signs You Might Be a Word Nerd.” Now here’s John E. McIntyre’s reaction to the post. John, a word nerd, says the article “neatly encapsulates the combination of sound counsel, ineffective generality, and downright error that marks much of the current writing about language and usage.”


If you are a word nerd like me (how did Mr. Vittorioso omit the like/such as mythical distinction?), and I do not defer in word nerdiness to any man or woman living, then perhaps your understanding of the language and the craft of writing has progressed a little beyond Strunk and White, the AP Stylebook, and the eighth grade, to a point at which simplistic “rules” give way to informed judgments.


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