The Elephants of Style: A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English
Advice on good writing from everybody's favorite editorial curmudgeon
Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise...these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh's previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma. Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing, Walsh addresses the dozen or so biggest issues that every writer or editor must master. He also offers a trunkload of good advice on the many little things that add up to good writing. Featuring all the elements that made Lapsing such a fun read, including Walsh's trademark acerbic wit and fascinating digressions on language and its discontents, The Elephants of Style provides:
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Elephant 01 Remember That Youre Not Using a Typewriter
Elephant 02 Letters of the Law
Elephant 03 Whats Up?
Elephant 04 What To Abbrev?
Elephant 05 Which One Is Right Again?
Elephant 06 Lies Your English Teacher Told You
Elephant 07 Some Gray Areas
Elephant 08 Agreed?
Elephant 11 The Adventures Of Curly And Stitch
Elephant 12 Flair Elan Panache
Elephant 13 Writers Typist Thieves And Liars
Elephant 14 Writing And Rewriting
The Curmudgeons Stylebook Continued
About the Author
Elephant 09 Cover Your S
Elephant 10 A Number Of Problems