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Surely you jest: Ole and Lena's pastries

Posted by John McIntyre at 11:25 AM | | Comments (2)


John, you need to keep an eye on those guys at the NY Times. They're ripping off your act:

Skål, Mr. McIntyre. Well played, sir. Reminds me of my grandparents. Though for the next installment in the Make Fun of Scandinavians series, I expect some attempt at a Minnesotan accent.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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