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Thursday, May 20, 2010

(bitter reflection upon the past deleted)

In any case, ME ME ME ME ME have proofreading credits for a book I love, to wit, the latest release from Chip Smith's always thoughtful (well, except when he snorts Drano and agrees to publish me later this year, of course) Nine-Banded Books label, is...

CONFESSIONS OF AN ANTINATALIST!!!!!!
by Jim Crawford.
I couldn't be prouder.
http://antinatalism.blogspot.com/

PS proof-monkey fuh fackts: -er vs more as a comparative:

The general rool of thmz is that two syllables or less is -er, three or more is 'more,' which generally works. (Cooler vs. more atrocious.) BUT the real, secret base rool iz: if it's a middle English or olde Ynglishe root (ie not Greek or Latin) then it's -er. If Greek or Latin, or Latin via French (huzzah for 1066 and all that! variety, spice, yer know), then use the alienating 'more.' Bitte!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Ann. Your inscribed 'collector's edition' (wink, wink) is in transit even as we speak. Well, as I type, anyway. You were a tremendous help, and I'm very grateful...jim

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  2. That's a grandioser explanation than I would have expected from a wannabe drummist and guitarer.

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