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Saturday, September 10, 2011

“You can’t have it both ways.” Why not?

 I have been accused of talking from both sides of my blog, telling my followers to fight the “rules”, then quoting some for them. What I offer (obviously mistaken for “rules”) are basic functions — FUNCTIONS ­— of parts of speech and punctuation. Nouns and verbs and commas and all the rest have raison d’être – purpose, function, work to do. Rather than suggest “rules” to apply that function would be as futile as telling another anarchist how to take down an enemy. And the rule-abiders are not enemies; they are only misguided. My job as The Anarchist is to provide the guidance (in the form of guidelines) behind the basic function to help you write better. Clear now?

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