Monthly Archives: February 2009

Small Press Month in Montrose

Lifetime Chronicle Press and the Montrose (Colorado) Regional Library District are sponsoring a two-Saturday event in the Community Room and the Montrose Library. All events are free, though space is somewhat limited, so call Carole London at 970-240-1345 to register. … Continue reading

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Apostronectomies

I posted previously here about a city in the UK that has decided to do away with apostrophes on its street signs. Well, they appear to have started a flood of such procedures, presumably known as an apostronectomies. And now … Continue reading

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More on the Spelling Brouhaha

As noted in a previous post, various folks are after us for spelling laziness. I admit have some sympathy for their point of view. I enjoy reading more when words are spelled properly. The new Register article on the subject … Continue reading

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Mis-spleling Anglissh

Ah, the language police are after us again! Now it’s all about spelling. As part of my day job, I follow the IT trade journals. One of the most thorough is The Register (though rather irreverent). In its “Odds and … Continue reading

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Birmingham, England, Sets New Grammar Rules

Are you ready for this? The city of Birmingham, England, has (by decree) decided to drop possessive apostrophes. See the story on the London Times website. Actually, they’re addressing a real problem: the inclusion of apostrophes in street names. Their … Continue reading

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