Monday, June 12, 2017

Back to School

I've been feeling for years now that the quality of writing for mainstream media has grown terrible. Take for example this article from Forbes. The writer uses the word 'back' seven times in the first paragraph, five in the first sentence alone. Poor writing, and sloppy editing:
"The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA playoffs, but head coach Steve Kerr is not yet back...and it's because of his back and what's followed since the back surgery that he got back in the summer of 2015. And with Kerr still going back and forth among different health specialists, it's still unclear when and for how long the reigning NBA Coach of the Year will be back at the helm."

On the turntable:  Dr. John, "Goin' Back to New Orleans"

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