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On the air today

Matha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) and author of Things that Make Us [Sic], and I will be guests this afternoon on Midday with Dan Rodricks to observe National Grammar Day.

Our segment of the show will run 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Eastern time on WYPR, 88.1 FM. It can also be heard outside the Baltimore area on, and I believe that podcasts of Midday are available at for a short time after the broadcast.



Posted by John McIntyre at 8:48 AM | | Comments (1)


Hooray for podcasts. I heard you and you were awesome.

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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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