Thursday, February 16, 2012



The WORDmeister writes:
In honor of my meeting today with journalism deans & directors from all over. In Vegas—where else?—I offer these rotten nuggets.

“Why don’t you write books people can read?”
—Nora Joyce to her husband James, author of books people couldn’t read (1882-1941)

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
—T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), poet

“It is better to be quotable than to be honest.”
—Tom Stoppard, playwright

“Men have become the tools of their tools.”
—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), writer and hermit

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”
—Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), playwright

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.”
—Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), author

• Editorial Comment: Note: In the original French, potpourri = “rotten pot.” *

• Free Humiliation: Take this quiz on the 25 most misspelled (or mispelled?) words.

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
Tuition will rise, USU president tells journalism students, by Chris Lee & Tmera Bradley
Historic railroad photos document changes in West’s landscape, by Chris Lee
18 beauties celebrate Valentine’s Day solo to show men how it’s done, by Mary Stocking
81-year-old motorist injured in Main Street collision with dump truck, by Mary Stocking
Flood damage not enough to qualify Mendon for government aid, by Josh Ruggles
Proposed Rec Center, playing fields depend on $30 student fee vote
, by Becca Holliday
Windows on the past: Old yearbooks reveal USU during WWI
, by Liz Wilson, Aggie BluePrint
Charles Dickens’ famous works keyed off his own life, professor says, by Sean O’Sullivan
Bill to remove some sex offenders from registry moves to Senate, by Ashley Tolman & April Ashland, Utah Public Radio
Journalism students go to ‘war’ with Army ROTC in Green Canyon, by Rhett Wilkinson
The Aggie TV News Team (Feb. 15 edition). Bookmark ATV News

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.