Two "Jokes" That Will Get You Killed


You might also like Strunk and White: a piece of crap. Pullum demonstrates that Strunk and White sometimes go so far as to violate one of their "rules" in the very sentence describing that rule! And, remarkably, three of their four examples of that naughty passive construction are not passive constructions at all.


  1. Hmm... I'd like to see Pullum's counter-counterpoint.

  2. Actually, his counter-counterpoint is in the comments section. See .

  3. Yes, Shonk, Pullum wins.


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