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November 04, 2004

I've read some bad reviews in my life...

...but usually not this harsh.

And usually not about a newly published editor's guide. Fun!

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Now I’ve a few dear friends who are fairly straight-laced. I’m certain they would be disgusted by this book, finding it not just vulgar, but lewd.

Most astonishing of all are the Bias Persons’ rules governing references to madness.

The Bias Persons’ attitude toward the disabled is nearly as patronizing as their regard for Native Americans.

There may be a need for an intelligent guide through the sex / race / ethnicity / disability / etc. minefields of current English usage. Unfortunately, it’s not Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing

Ouch. Read it and weep.

Posted by Dan at November 4, 2004 10:07 PM

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