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Take a journey to speaking correctly
« on: June 29, 2008, 07:53:47 PM »
I always enjoy Don R. Vaughan's blog. I particularly enjoy it whenever he attempts to encourage people to speak correctly (sadly, an often all too quickly slipping away practice  [ghost_sad]). And I especially enjoy it whenever he does so with DS as a prime example of correct speech to which we should aspire.  [ghost_cool]

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(And the answer to the mystery word:[spoiler]baleful[/spoiler]is indeed a wonderful description of some of the DS characters. It's a shame common use of the word seems to have slipped out of favor. But perhaps we should strive to use it more here on the forum.  [ghost_wink])

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Re: Take a journey to speaking correctly
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 08:21:17 PM »
I'm working on it.    I'm trying to weed out all the split infinitives.    It's not that I think people should express themselves uniformly, and breaking the rules is sometimes useful, but I want to have it firmly in my mind what the rules are, so that I know when I'm breaking them.

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Re: Take a journey to speaking correctly
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 05:34:21 AM »
Does he provide the answer to the mystery word at some point?  I got it and then was able to check it out here, but other readers wouldn't have this resource!   [ghost_smiley]
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Re: Take a journey to speaking correctly
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 06:09:17 AM »
I live near Jackson, MS and always read his column.  He seems to mention DS pretty regularly.
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