PS: A site I highly recommend on GP is Poor Mojo's Almanac(k). Go there. Now. Read of the Squid. And other things.
PPS: The aforementioned Jef once wondered aloud to me why people use Post Scripts in electronic communication. After all, he reasoned, the original raison d'etre for post scripts was so you wouldn't have to rewrite/retype a whole sheet to fit it in. In email, you can just scroll up and fix it. Hmm.
PPPS: I figured out the reason (not just now, actually, the PPPS is for dramatic/annoying effect): it negates the need for segues, so difficult in the braindump that often is an email (or blog posting).
A gente se fala.
Response to Pullum on slurs
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