Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Writing Boot Camp, Remedial Version

If I continue reading our local newspaper every day, especially the Letters to the Editor, I may lose the ability to form actual sentences or use punctuation that makes any sense at all. (A friend cancelled her subscription a few years back when this same paper hyphenated the word "the.")

Noah solves this dilemma by reading other papers online. Reading a newspaper online doesn't feel quite right to me. I grew up with The Chicago Tribune on our kitchen table, and still enjoy the feel of actual newsprint. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned. (Maybe I'm just old.)

5 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

Seriously? They hyphenated "the"? Where would you even put a hyphen??

I find myself pondering the curse of writing boot camp more than the blessings some days...

10:08 AM  
Blogger Raisin said...

Um, you find yourself, eh? ;)

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Ooh... even without the boot camp experience, that sort of thing makes me twitch. It's one of the reasons I don't subscribe to our local paper, either. Not only do they publish more advertising than news, but they seem constitutionally incapable of stringing together consecutive coherent sentences.

Poor Raisin...

3:09 PM  
Blogger Laurel said...

That's like, unpossible.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Some days I feel like boot camp is the remedial version already (usually on my day to present).

Then I see things like this.

1:21 PM  

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