Saturday, April 2, 2011

On Language

Precise language—good grammar and spelling and punctuation in our writing; clarity and proper pronunciation in our speech—these are the elements that make up the target at which we should all shoot. The closer we get to the bullseye the better our communication will be, to all readers and listeners, not only those who are highly educated. Few of us hit that bullseye with any regularity, but that should not stop any of us from taking aim.

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