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Weekend's over

If you are up and about, you can catch my brief interview with Sheilah Kast on today’s Maryland Morning (WYPR-FM, 88.1, about 9:15 a.m. Eastern time). Otherwise, it should be posted at the Maryland Morning website sometime this afternoon.

Your word of the week is pellucid.

Coming later today or tomorrow: why you should not fear the passive voice.



Posted by John McIntyre at 8:56 AM | | Comments (1)


Fear the passive voice? Ha! It is something reveled in by me.


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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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