I am not aware of any other book that covers this subject from this perspective, and it therefore usefully fills a gap, so I can actually recommend it, despite the sometimes patronising style, and the solecisms
Another attempted reclamation is of the old names from displacing solecisms
scattered across the mountain by the Ordnance Survey.
Alas, after years of grumbling over those now blithely accepted solecisms
, I feel like King Canute, demanding that the rising tide of poor grammar halt.
There are, however, the distractions of multiple introductions, too-frequent cultural asides, and numerous solecisms
throughout the volume.
To be a translator is to ride a piebald horse called Rising Panic across the occasional plains of straightforward grammar, over the barricades of paronomasia and unintended solecisms
, through the dark miasma of technical jargon and bureaucratic doublespeak, and around the pitfalls of assuming without checking--all beneath the lowering sky of the Swiftly Approaching Deadline.
Bruce was an animated lecturer, a stimulating tutor and a diligent supervisor, always alert to flaws in logic and errors of fact, pernickety about grammatical errors and solecisms
, and ruthless in expunging long sentences.
His drive to stake out a position too often results in strained argument, repetition, solecisms
and unnecessary combativeness.
Much, however, is wordy and colloquial, and there are some jarring solecisms
There are also outright solecisms
, like "internment" for "interment" (216), "Frank's" for "Franks'" (256), and "immiseration" for "impoverishment" (270).
It is a pity that this piece is marred (as are many other pieces in this issue) by the writer's less than perfect English and by numerous typographical and orthographical errors and solecisms
of various sorts which might cost the journal some esteem by Anglophone readers.
Mickey Stern from UConn, who would eventually grade my Honors Thesis and scold me for my solecisms
, told wonderful stories about Norman's visits to UConn, about the American mythos.
and downright howlers litter every page, most of the blame for which can be laid at his publisher's door.
In Shergar & Other Friends, Jim Anderson is occasionally guilty of these solecisms
, but he also proves capable of summoning up the imagery and rhythm - the two pillars of a poet's art - to do justice to his subjects.
Yet against so much through which Brener has put us in his debt, these solecisms
, excessive footnotes, and letters that exist in print cited only in manuscript may be forgivable, but the recurrent lengthy redundancies--identical passages--between the general introduction and the annotations to the play are baffling.