Against Officious Handwaving

Here it is, straight from the linguists’ blog: anti-prescriptivist warnings.

I never get tired of mocking people who think they are “editing” when they come up with some phony, illogical rules to impose on other people’s writing.

This is caused by the publishing industry insisting on taking editors from English Literature programs, which do not teach grammar, logic, rhetoric, and linguistics but do teach crackpot psychology, philosophical proof-texting, marxist/feminist jargon, and officious handwaving.


Instigate some pointless rambling

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