strunk & white



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Who has not had to purchase that thin little copy
of Strunk & White Elements of Style?
And who has actually opened it for more than 2 seconds
before it got lost in the bottom of the locker
or in between books on the bookshelf?
I remember being flabbergasted to learn that the White of Strunk & White
was the same White of Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpeter and the Swan.
(His initials stood for Elwyn Brooks by the way).


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Well here is a little something to make the dryness a little more palatable:
the Elements of Style rap by Columbia grads students
Jake Heller (“Strunk”) and Ben Teitelbaum (“White”)


The Elements of Style from Jake Heller on Vimeo.

The Elements of Style from Jake Heller on Vimeo.

via {brain pickings}
photos via {google}

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