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Correctiquette

Ready to improve someone's language? Hold on.

By Erin McKean
February 1, 2009

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The aphorism "It's better to be kind than right" appears everywhere from T-shirts to wall hangings, but maybe it should be printed on the first page of English-usage manuals. Nowhere is the urge to be right more powerful, it seems, than when it involves other people's language. (Full article: 890 words)

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