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.
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About the Author
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 http://howarddenson.webs.com