MONDAY PUN DAY
They really are clever.
“A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.”
“When you dream in colour, it’s a pigment of your imagination.”
CONTRAVENING PROPER WRITING RULES
Am I nit-picking? Am I asking too much? Am I being too hard-headed? Am I no longer relevant? Am I refusing to yield to modern ways?
Draw your own conclusions and castigate me if you will, but I adamantly refuse to accept incomplete thoughts and non-sentences in newspaper writing, be they fact stories or opinion pieces. Newspaper writing is not poetry. It is prose writing and subject to the rules of proper and correct composition. And that, as they say, is that!
In the spirit of my mini-diatribe, find, identify and correct all the errors in the following pieces of newspaper writing.
“Until the day he watched workers dismantle them, load the pieces onto a truck and drive away.”
Anne Jarvis, “King of Swing’s world turned upside down”, The Windsor Star, Monday, June 9, 2014.
“Abus that looks like a trolley, separate bike lanes, a promenade. Boulevards with rows of trees, paths to the river and vibrant neighbourhoods with lots of people.”
Where? University Avenue, in 2020, when it could become one of the most important streets in Windsor.
Anne Jarvis, “University Avenue set for facelift”, The Windsor Star, Monday, June 9, 2014.
The word for today is “garrulous”.
What part of speech is “garrulous”?
Define “garrulous” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.