Tuesday October 20th 2015
me and the definite article the. It's all over
the place and I'm developing an allergy to it. It must
be some kind of a cross-eyed syndrome related to this
cruel, difficult and horrible work of editing. And most
likely one solution to such an allergy is some kind of a
top ten list, of which there are probably a hundred
million. All of which are titled "The Top Ten
Reasons not to use The."
Then there is what
some might call stubbornness on the part of a writer of
pulp. "I can use the if I want to!" Because
the thing about Top Ten Lists is that to follow them is a
commitment to joining the Borg, and not to follow them leads
to titles such as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
Mind you Prince really could dance, and if he's still with
us probably still can.