Thursday, September 27, 2012


Say What You Mean

“On their own, sentences are implacably honest. They may be long, short, simple, complex, clear, ambiguous, even incoherent. But they don’t try to hide those qualities. They are what they are and they say what they say. It’s plain as the words on their faces. The trouble is that most sentences have writers, a fact that readers are well aware of. That makes it hard to consider sentences entirely on their own. Other questions arise. What is she saying? What did he mean?”

—Verlyn Klinkenborg, columnist, “The Trouble with Intentions, The New York Times, and author of Several Short Sentences about Writing, Sept. 24, 2012

• Editorial Comment: I wish I could get out of the way of my own writing.

• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from President Barack Obama, addressing the United Nations about the free expression and tolerance in the wake of the revolting anti-Muslim “film” and the violence it spawned worldwide? Click here.

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