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To bullshit or not to bullshit, learn it properly

May 12, 2015

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Remember, the effectiveness of any bullshittery is that it should be readily understandable. If not, then the bullshit is failing its mission.

How on earth do I write this?

January 10, 2015

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The essay is practically always the one thing that has even literate people beat. Lots of people don't seem to know how to do any kind of extended writing. Indeed, many don't seem to know how to do even a short job cover letter. S.O.P. for those who need a refresher, free of charge.

Skills: Where did this English come from? Part 2

June 11, 2011

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Yesterday, we were given a block of text and we had to do three things on first reading: The probable ‘nationality’ of the writer. Whether the writer is a native or non-native English speaker. Which words or phrases are being used incorrectly. Improve the text. * * * Here is the original text again: My […]

Skills: Where did this English come from? Part 1

June 10, 2011

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Here’s a small reading comprehension/identification/editorial exercise. [Original text follows] My ex boss asked me for password of my MSN (aka. Windows Live Messenger) today, (it’s also used as my primary email box contacting with my customers during the past years), before paying me salary of the last months, and, after my resignation for almost an […]