The Wrong Stuff: Findings of a Forensic Grammarian

The Wrong Stuff: Findings of a Forensic Grammarian

by Howard Denson


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The Wrong Stuff: Findings of a Forensic Grammarian by Howard Denson

THE WRONG STUFF: FINDINGS OF A FORENSIC GRAMMARIAN is by Howard Denson, who says Americans have a perpetual fight between the Prescriptive Grammarians and the Descriptive Grammarians. One army's battle-cry is "no!" and its banner is dismal black. The Descriptives' battle-flag is white, and they cry "we surrender" to any language usage. The Presciptives fight "irregardless" and "alright," but the Descriptives embrace them. Denson guides the readers toward the Power Dialect, which will enable them to thrive. He finds language problems in stories and columns from U.S. publications and English-language publications overseas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483908014
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2013
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Howard Denson is a newspaper-Navy brat who has mainly moved from one part of the South to another. A native of Jasper, Alabama, he says he has been living in Jacksonville, Florida, since the administration of Saint Richard the Reluctant Confessor.
At what is now Florida State College at Jacksonville, he taught composition, literature, and creative writing, plus humanities courses in the ancient world and Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the modern world, art appreciation, American art and culture.
He was closely involved in a town-and-gown writers' conference, the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, and attended similar conferences at Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, the University of Florida, and especially at St. Petersburg's excellent Florida Suncoast Writers' Conference.
He has been an editor and/or contributor to The State Street Review, The Penchant, The International Journal of Elvisology and the Elvisian Era, The Write Stuff, The FCCFF Update, and Kassandra's Kitchen. He helped run and judge contests in novels, short fiction, poetry, and plays.
He writes "Kassandra's Kitchen" at

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