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Truer words were never spoke. We are forced to conclude he does not know how to use the French phrase he deploys so snappily. Wedgies is thus written. He is more intent on proving that he knows how to use a big dictionary than in reading what it says there.
Same page, next paragraph: At the end of the same footnote: All that quotation-grubbing only to show how poor his Latin is! The confusion or drooling stupidity, if you prefer is evident: Now, still on p. The paragraph immediately following the quote above begins: Language was invented to serve certain specific purposes: He provides examples contrived to show how important it is to follow the rules: Some of these rules really do seem to serve clarity, and precision.
Note that even these made-up examples are not actually ambiguous; say them aloud or imagine them said aloud and the meaning is clear. OK, even I am getting tired of this. It should be clear by now that Wallace is punching above his weight. He has no right to parade erudition he has no claim to, still less to condescend to people who know far more than he.
But I have saved my favorite bit for last. The more picky points he brings up, the more important it is that he get them right. That should bother even the most devoted DFW fan. Imagine him as a guy on a podium promoting his brand of heal-all nostrums, which I, a licensed physician, know to be useless and potentially harmful.
I should also add that I am not attacking DFW as a writer.
I have heard from an actual comp theorist, Jay Steichmann, who says: But this field struggles to define itself because it is by nature an interdisciplinary, humanistic study. And when we reject teaching rules of grammar as the be-all and end-all foundation of teaching composition, we come under considerable attack from that segment of the public who cannot write two cogent sentences in a row, but whose memory of being taught grammar sticks with them and they think that their children should be made to suffer equally.Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.
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