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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] ibid and op cit
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 20:35:56 -0500
At 09:05 PM 5/9/01 -0400, Marty Ryerson wrote:
>And *my* patron saint of style, E.B. White, said, "Omit needless words" (or
>was he quoting Strunk?). <g>
One of *my* favorite books is "ShrinkLits" by Maurice Sagoff. The *Preface*
to the book, of all things, is:
"Omit needless words!"
Said Strunk to White.
With words --
-- The core --
P'raps not ...
Let's see ...
"Er -- I mean 'Quite!'
Or, simply, 'Right!' "
Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter currently in exile in Addison, Illinois