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A hopeless cause?

“The Associated Press Stylebook” – the bible that sets the rules for word usage in all kinds of media – recently decided to accept the word “hopefully.” But nothing’s changed for the style manual born at Cornell. “The Elements of Style” didn’t include “hopefully” in William Strunk’s original 1918 volume or E.B. White’s updated 1959 […]

Homage to Strunk & White

“The Elements of Style” authors – E.B. White, Class of 1921, and his Cornell English professor, William Strunk Jr. – receive a rapping tribute in the above video. The lyrics: My name is Strunk And they call me White Here to teach you how to put the pen down right I see that your writing […]