Saturday, December 8, 2012

Recently revised

E. B. White on W3 When I began working on this post yesterday, I wanted to make note of E. B. White’s brief comment on Webster’s Third International Dictionary. I thought that cheers for The Elements of Style and boos for W3 were related, and I was happy to see that White thought so too. But I ended up writing a post that tracks a story of selective quotation, borrowing, misquotation, and misattribution, involving Dwight Macdonald, White, and David Foster Wallace. I went back to this post several times yesterday, tweaking and adding to get things right. Now it’s done.

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