October 20th, 2010

English Is

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

According to Geoffrey Pullum, head of linguistics and English language at the University of Edinburgh, The Elements of Style, the classic Strunk and White grammar guide, is filled with errors and he is happy to list them for you.

http://chronicle.com/article/50-Years-of-Stupid-Grammar/25497


Reality just warped a little for me. If you can't trust Elements of Style what can you trust?