Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I dream of Strunk and White

I dozed for a moment reading The Elements of Style yesterday afternoon and dreamed the following pair of sentences, in two columns, like the sample sentences in the book:

When I woke, I wrote down my dream sentences but soon grew unsure as to which was the original and which the revision. My daughter Rachel pointed out that they must go in the above order, since the second sentence is so much better than the first. Yes, she was kidding.

comments: 4

your dauther rachel said...

that girl of yours sure has a grand sense of humour!!

Michael Leddy said...

And how. : )


(Just wanted you to know that I noticed.)

T. said...

You mean, that you realised...? :)

Michael Leddy said...

I suppouse. : )