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Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

Excellent investigative and research chops on display here. Kudos.

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Posted by aparigraha on 08/05/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “New Rules: 2016 Laws Affect Drivers, Turnips and Estate Taxes

First panel reads, "Here's [sic] some [laws] you need to know."
No. Incorrect.
It should have read, "Here ARE some that you need to know."
"Some" (laws) = plural.

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Posted by aparigraha on 07/06/2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “A Bigger Splash

"That doesn't hinder an actress of Swinton's prowess from communicating every emotion under the sun. Literally."

Here is yet another instance of the tedious misuse and over-employment of the word "literally." Its true meaning has been wholly corrupted, as writers ignore or misunderstand its actual denotation.
Wouldn't "virtually" or "essentially" be a much better word choice, here?

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by aparigraha on 06/06/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Style Patrol: Prepositions Are Creeping Up on Us

The odious, clunky phrases "order off of" and "making money off of" better exemplify your observation of "preposition creep," don't you think?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by aparigraha on 07/27/2015 at 1:25 PM

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