Thursday, May 17, 2012

AND, NOW, A 'SPONSE FROM OUR WORDER

I was about to call this My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) ... but that old Hinson conscience got the best of me (no, "old" as in "tradition", not in "age" ... yet, anyway!).

Actually, I was talking about writing styles: There are two that are favorites amongst those who write serious stuff: one's called Chicago, which gives the writer a little more leeway than what you read on the back of cereal boxes. It's the one I normally use in my "pay" articles ...
Then you have the AP style (pronounced "Associated Press") that's stricter. I use that for bill collectors ...

Recently, I got an email from someone who thought we were a little to colloquial in our talk here (which means: we're having too much fun!). Said it's too "dialoguish" ...

ummm ... I wonder if this dude's actually, liked, talked with anybody recently? That's what you call "DIALOGUE!" So, if you talk that way, why not write it, huh?? Huh??

Hmmm ... let me see how this would sound:
(ahem!)
"I am corresponding with you on a grievous matter that pertains to insolent and unedu"I CAN'T DO IT!! It makes me feel so ... Republican or something!!

So you're just gonna have to let your hair down (well, for those of you who have it!) here at the Mouse House ...

stay tuned ...

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