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Amid an astronomically expensive real estate boom, more and more Londoners are turning to houseboat life—and we’re making it work despite the comically narrow living spaces, occasional engine trouble, and authorities’ attempts to push us out.
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+Kristine Kucera I flew to Auckland and bought me a 30 foot sailboat, simple and strong. I lived on it for 18 months while exploring the coast of the northern island. Wonderful, wonderful. The beauty and pleasure of a simple life in which less is more. You need nothing but books, water, and food. :)
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Yep! This is my reality - and I'm OK with that.
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Definitely. :)
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I still have never heard of a whoopensocker. A cannibal sandwich? Yes. That is a staple at card parties. 
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
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I also should have used the word "smoker" for card parties, +Karen Conlin ;)
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I could have written this! I fully agree with every word.
 
Have people commented on your breathless (rather than deathless) prose? Do you under-comma? 

Here's a guide for the perplexed. With bonus advice on participle dangling*.


*The advice is "don't". But I also explain what that is, and why it matters.
I mentioned in the introduction to the last chapter that some people use too many commas, while others use too few. A piece of writing that's short on commas reads breathlessly, sounds amateurish, and risks confusing the reader by creating ambiguity. You can get away with few commas if you write ...
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The photos that I always find to be particularly striking are those where daily life was simply interrupted forever...
St. Tropez, Miami Beach, the Bahamas; imagine if the world's most glamorous seaside resorts were abandoned overnight; the luxury hotels emptied of their guest
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Worth reading all the comments...
Dear Ben, Its unfortunate because of a massive internet hack we are in this particular place discussing your ancestral past. It's horrible that your private matters were exposed because of somethin...
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Great blog, and some interesting comments indeed. 
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This is SO me! 
You think it’s perfectly normal to read a book in one sitting. You start saying you’re “almost done” with a book as soon as you’re more than halfway through. A stranger has seen you turning pages and asked: “Are you … Continued
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I got 485 words per minute on the test on that page. Got 7 out of 8 on the "reading comprehension" test; the one it says I missed was "Why is it that everyone tends to make a small list of websites that they frequent, instead of visiting a wide variety of websites every day?" and I picked, "They are worried about the accuracy of unknown websites, so do not want to waste time visiting sites they are unfamiliar with."

If the answer is supposed to be "They are making a conscious decision to save time" why does the original piece say, "you have made an unconscious decision to save time"? If the answer is supposed to be "They have visited enough websites to create the best possible list of sites to frequent" why does the original piece never mention making a "best possible" list? I guess that leaves "Their reading speed is holding them back from exploring a large variety of websites", which would make sense since the whole piece is basically a speed reading ad, and having those paragraphs about the trustworthiness of sites was a misdirection which I fell for.
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I always enjoyed reading his work.
Mr. Zinsser was a prolific author, editor and teacher, but it was his role as an arbiter of good writing that resonated widely and deeply.
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My son has tickets to an upcoming show on this tour. SO jealous! #Rush  
I take my son to his first real rock concert, night two of Rush's R40 tour. Read our reaction, plus check out the setlist. Continue reading →
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I may have to check out her new book. I think I've found another kindred spirit!
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Thank you. I will check it out!
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Excellent read - and analysis...
A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent
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Yep! This sums it up fairly accurately.
We share this world with a variety of people of varying mental capacities and affectations including (but not limited to) airheads, cokeheads, deadheads...
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Reader, writer, and grammar and language aficionado. "Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of style." -Jonathan Swift
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Especially interested in reader, writer, and digital media topics. I am still trying to determine my digital self.
 
"Let grammar, punctuation, and spelling into your life! Even the most energetic and wonderful mess has to be turned into sentences." ~ Terry Pratchett
 
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. - Enrique Jardiel Poncela
 
“I quote others only to better express myself.”― Michel de Montaigne
 
“Thalberg: Life and Legend,” authored by Bob Thomas: “At times Irving Thalberg seemed to hate his very dependence on writers and his frustration that he could not perform their functions. During one heated script session, he said almost contemptuously, ‘What’s all this business about being a writer? It’s just putting one word after another.’ Lenore Coffee (a screenwriter) corrected him: ‘Pardon me, Mr. Thalberg; it’s putting one right word after another.’”
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