Critical Linking: October 15th, 2014

 

And while some who proudly wear the badge of “grammar Nazi” or “grammar police” see themselves as defenders of the language, they’re not really enforcing grammatical rules; they’re reinforcing personal peeve.

Yea, those of us who love language could definitely bring it down a notch, especially about these grammar mistakes that….really aren’t grammar mistakes.

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Unconfirmed rumors began circulating over the weekend that China’s media regulator has banned the publication and sale of books by some mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwanese authors known to be critical of China. Booklovers responded by going online to castigate regulators, and at least one retailer moved to take advantage of the publicity by running a promotion on the supposedly soon-to-be-scarce books.

No one is surprised by this, right?

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Today, new research from Mintel finds that one in four (26%) consumers who have bought an e-book in the past year say that they read more than they used to because e-books cost less than paperbacks, rising to as many as four in ten (38%) 16-24 year old-book owners.

This study in the UK seems like pretty good news, no?

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