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Grammarnoir 7: "The Corpus Had a Familiar Face," Complete

Grammarnoir 7: "The Corpus Had a Familiar Face," Complete Note: Challenged on Twitter by Henry Fuhrmann of the Los Angeles Times to start another series with this title, I’ve set out again.    Part 1: Grammar Day aborted It was National Grammar Day Eve, and I had a rent-a-red-pencil gig to help handle the traffic. I didn’t much care for it, but there’s not much cabbage in the paragraph game any longer. They’d issued me a 2003 Garner’s Modern American Usage—too chintzy to spring for Garner 3. I suppose I should be grateful for anything fresher than Wilson Follett. Anyhow, just as I’d holstered Garner, a bruiser...

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