23 February 2005 - Wednesday

The passing of a prescriptivist

Miss Gould was my hero, but I didn't even know about her until her death.

She was a fiend for problems of sequence and logic. In her presence, modifiers dared not dangle. She could find a solecism in a Stop sign. [. . .] Miss Gould once found what she believed were four grammatical errors in a three-word sentence.
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