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On Writing: Bologna and the Borg

...demonstration of concrete effects. Just so you know.As a federal employee, I spend eight hours a day smack in the middle of Bologna Central, and yes, sometimes it comes at you fast: sentences that by the time they end have forgotten where they started...
On Writing: Mistakes were made

It's a classic in the annals of political bologna: "mistakes were made." Politicians since Ulysses S. Grant have used it to evade taking personal responsibility for their blunders...
WHO links processed meat to cancer

...three-quarters is roughly equivalent to a hot dog or a few slices of bologna, though it depends on how thinly it is sliced.Overall...compared with the 18 percent from eating a couple slices of bologna a day, said Gunter Kuhnle, a food nutrition scientist at...
Nation and World
On Writing: JPD against the Borg

...we hear these days from so many other institutions. The message comes across in simple conversational English - without the bologna, without the blather, without the bull.This isn't just good writing. It's good government. In refusing to be attracted...
Racism and Charlie Hebdo

...intended to cause further humiliation and suffering."Must be seen"? Says who? I know that I should be respectful of this bologna, but suggesting that Charlie Hebdo is akin to European racism against Muslims is horribly wrong. European racism against...
On Writing: The existential keyboard

...move only by what choices we can and have to make. We become the act of writing.(This all sounds like some kind of new age bologna, I know, but it's just a description of what happens. It's the same with mastery of any skill, really; when you're...
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...because the words seemed, on their face, to be just more socioeconomicoscientifilegalistical sweepings from the bureaucratic bologna factory.I wanted readers to hear a warm, friendly voice explaining this complex stuff to them in patient terms. Patience...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...conventions keeps good writing at bay. The federal plain language website is trying to help.But this "relate" business is bologna. What about simply helping people read our documents so they can respond appropriately? Readers relate to different kinds...
On Writing: Commas, history and William Strunk

...those elements to write clear and precise English prose.There's none of this "use a comma whenever you want a pause" bologna in The Elements of Style. Strunk looked at a sentence the way a mathematician looks at an equation, expecting all the variables...
Neighbors briefs

...Weyhrauch at 789-4725 or Linnea Osborned at 586-6152. No bologna about it Oscar Mayer wants to give one Alaska elementary school's...or more students singing the Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle, the Bologna Song or the Spanish Jingle. Contest materials, including...


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