TWITTER WRITING OR NEWSPAPER WRITING?
I know twittering demands shortcuts. But, I also know newspaper should aspire to attain a loftier style. So, what category does the following example most resemble? I am not challenging the content; actually it is very good. I do challenge the style as inappropriate for the medium.
Identify and correct the writing errors in the following piece.
“Like a stubborn toddler. Or a yappy dog. An annoying gnat. A darned nuisance – that’s how Ontario bureaucrats saw Windsor during the epic clash over the new route to the border. Because we didn’t gratefully accept the cheap, quick fixes they tried to rub off on us.”
Anne Jarvis, “So that’s how they see us”, The Windsor Star, Friday, September 30, 2011.
The word for today is “brusquely”.
What part of speech is “brusquely”?
Define “brusquely” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.
CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS
Corrections and explanations for this week’s entries will be posted Sunday.