Never on time, always timely: let's make that fifty-ONE years of stupid grammar advice

Sure, it's been a year to the day since Geoffrey Pullum of Language Log and our own Far from the Madding Gerund went on Talk of the Nation with Neil Cohen to discuss his much-discussed-everywhere piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, "50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice," but since when have we been current on this blog?

The point is that the critique of Strunk & White is timeless, humorous, AND very sincere, as you will hear if you go back and listen to Pullum. Much of what Geoff says takes me back to my teacher-training days with the Bay Area Writing Project, where we learned the ins and outs of how useless grammar rules actually work against the cause of developing good student writing:

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