Monday, December 18, 2006

Chill Mag WYO

Blog reader Ascender emailed me this the other day. He ran Casey L's Chill Mag article through a character recognition program and then wrote comments all over it. He wrote kinda small, so I uploaded a pretty large version to imageshack.

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Fair? Unfair? I'll let the commenters decide.


Blogger AHFB said...

And yes, I did check w/ Casey before posting this.

/likes starting sentences with conjuctions.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a magazine article, not a research paper. There are stylistic differences. And reading a bunch of technical corrections is not interesting. (See, you can begin sentences with conjunctions on blogs too.)

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nit-picking papers is supposed to be funny. The never-ending references to AP Style in an article that does not, in fact, need to be AP Style is... not funny.

-Susan from Purdue

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

In some ways I agree with the 2:41 and 3:17 comments. Focusing on disobediences of AP style and sentence-initial use of conjunctions is perhaps slightly missing the mark if the piece in question is written for a publication with a more breezy, conversational style.

However, I was still happy you posted this, because I like the fact that you lambaste some people who are pretty good writers as well as some who are atrocious. One doesn't want all one's targets to be ridiculously easy. The brave critic spreads the snark around.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Dana Khan said...

Why do I feel like this was some snobbish Daily reporter trying to denigrate another campus paper?

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like in Fight Club, when the Project Mayhem policemen admire Tyler's sacrifice while understanding that even he isn't sacred. You just had to get her balls.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meh. Pretty lame.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, it is funny when you nit-pick people that are decent writers but pretentious. The Chill author was not pretentious.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i thought it was hilarious. but, whatever.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how he corrected a quotation by ahfb that was from one of his jokes.

11:47 PM  

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