Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The Elements of Style
Some bad linguistic habits have come to light at the "blog" - most of them we're going to keep! For example, the new trend toward single-word sentences punctuated with exclamation points, such as "Perilous!" and "Inexorable!" We find such verve quite charming on the part of ourselves. In the same "post" as "Inexorable!" we see that we say something "pack a whammy," when we should have said it "packs a whammy." But "pack a whammy" lends a certain gritty authority and carefree Berryman-esque soupcon of... oh, I give up on this sentence. Anyway, the typo stands. What must come to an end, however, is the use of the word "hypnotic" any time I'm too lazy to think of how to properly describe a movie. It's just pitiful.