Strunk and White Considered Harmful

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice from Strunk & White — fascinating. (Author’s homepage.)

3 Responses to “Strunk and White Considered Harmful”

  1. Dave A
    April 15th, 2009 | 9:06 am
  2. May 6th, 2009 | 2:06 pm

    Also: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2009/03/24/language-log-strunk-and-white

    (and I presume DaveA’s link came via: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2009/04/14/leddy :)

    I just bought Strunk and White last week. Whilst I haven’t gone through it all yet, I very much like the style, and the advice seems very useful.

  3. May 8th, 2009 | 8:54 pm

    “Be clear” (i.e. “use simple syntax”), “Do not explain too much”, “Omit needless words” – all special cases of KISS. Hmm… does that mean Strunk & White is the Unix of style guides? :) (I haven’t read it, btw.)