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Disgruntled Star Editor Takes Constructive Revenge – Torontoist

http://torontoist.com/2009/11/disgruntled_star_editor_takes_revenge.php The Toronto Star is making some cutbacks, and one of their wilier editors makes a case for continued employment.

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Obama, a stickler for pronunciation – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090703/pl_politico/24466 An article about Obama’s predilection for correct pronunciation of foreign names: From the page: “He rolled his r’s in Puerto Rico when discussing Sonia Sotomayor’s background during her nomination announcement. He even started out pronouncing Sotomayor’s name in Spanish (So-toe-my-YOR), but he’d lapsed into the English pronunciation (So-toe-my-yer) by the time he handed the […]

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http://www.grammar-monster.com/common_errors.htm Great resource for sorting out common grammatical errors. Unfortunately, the people who need this advice are not the types to seek it.

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StumbleUpon.com: Discover the Best of the Web

http://bumapples.stumbleupon.com/review/29123313/ First reaction: SQUEE! Second reaction: My, but the Hackney Gazette could use a decent editor.

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Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more

http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon.com. One of the giants of the Internet, with offices worldwide and an international sales reach. And a translation department provided by Babelfish, apparently: “Shopping since the Canada?” Oh dear.

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Crazy Domains

http://www.thecoolhunter.co.nz/architecture/ There are some beautiful images on this site, but I won’t be visiting again; You’d think anyone interested in a subject as refined as architecture would know how to spell-check before posting…

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Clause and Effect – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/opinion/16freedman.html?em&ex=1198040400&en=b932c5a2c478f0f4&ei=5070 Required reading for all those who think grammar isn’t important.

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Official Site Corsini Gallery- The collections

http://www.galleriaborghese.it/corsini/en/edefault.htm I’m prepping for the second leg of my trip, and as usual am staking out an itinerary according to finding great works of art. While I visited its sister site, the Palazzo Barberini, on my last visit to Rome, the Corsini Gallery is luring me with promises of a Caravaggio, as well as the […]

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For 10th time this year, child falls from Toronto balcony

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=a76eeee2-8ec7-41fb-b900-0087dd802861&k=87679 For 10th time this year, child falls from Toronto balcony I recognise the difficulty headline writers have in succinctly pr

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Thinkers Anonymous : Do you think to much?

http://thejaywalker.com/pages/thinkers.html THINKERS ANONYMOUS Do You Think To Much? “To much?” Oh dear. Clearly the author has already completed several of the program’s 12 steps…

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