University of Edinburgh linguist Geoffrey Pullum is taking his eccentric campaign against the revered (by some) "Elements of Style" manual to Brown University next week. "I have decided that my campaign against [William] Strunk and [E.B.] White's toxic little compendium of unfollowable dumb advice, bungled grammar claims, and outright mendacity must be taken directly to America's colleges, starting with the great universities of the East Coast," Pullum writes on the blog Language Log. He'll be at the Metcalf Chemistry Building Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
Something to look forward to -- but I didn't dare end that sentence with a preposition.