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“There are some things, when reading for school, that really irritate me - and especially studying journalism and leaning towards editing and things like that. When you read a sentence, such as the one I’m about to read you, in an essay on editing and New Journalism and plagiarism, etc... it’s about editing and journalism and "good writing," and then you have a sentence that reads as follows:

"Norman Isaacs prefaced the book by decrying journalistic changes over the past two decades and wrote of the wrenching experiences cause by the so-called New Journalism."

"Cause by," not "caused by" ... "Cause by," and this is an academic text. That is really, very irritating - and people wonder why I have little patience sometimes. This is, this is the reason.

Okay. I’m done dorking on you for now.”

Transcribed by: virtuistic


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promiseoftin
Aug. 25th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I caught a last-second error before we went to print the other night: a spelling error in a story about the failures of bilingual eduation. Good times!
virtuistic
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Haha! Good save!

I saw a typo inside a quote today... "saved form a terrible..." and I thought, "now that is somethin' you don't say.
wackodood
Aug. 25th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)


Besides, we all know the guy sounds like an idiot. I mean seriously, was an alliteration absolutely essential in order to convey his qualms about the so-called "so-called New Journalism"?

You done dork.
virtuistic
Aug. 25th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh you know it was.
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