The principal writing principle

The principal (or most important) principle (or basic rule) of writing is to know something about the language you’re writing in. The writer for Yahoo! Shine illustrates one possible outcome if you dare to violate that principle:

principal of dem shine

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5 Responses to “The principal writing principle”

  1. ericjbaker Says:

    The words “school” and “principal” appeared in the same paragraph. That’s close enough.

  2. ZZMike Says:

    I’ve almost given up on that one. But I keep fighting, mainly on principle. I’m not quite sure what to think about the school, if they’re so careless about language.

    Followup on that school: ALPHA Alternative School

    “ALPHA doesn’t test students, grade them or assign homework, and operates in a fundamentally different way than almost every school in the country.”

    Yahoo! also managed to get the school name wrong (all caps)

    • Laura Says:

      I didn’t catch the all-caps issue because I pretty much couldn’t stomach reading any more and just gave up trying to find other errors after reading “principal.”


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