Category: writing

  • Write Better Now

    They didn’t tell us this in law school, but the University of Chicago Law School has a Manual of Legal Citation that is, in many ways, much simpler and therefore more useful to the practitioner than The Bluebook. It’s also free. Bryan Garner, in The Elements of Legal Style, commends The Bluebook and the ALWD […]

  • Stupid Neologism of the Day

    People often use the verb “to impact” instead of “to affect” or the noun “impact” instead of “effect” because they can’t be bothered to remember the difference between affect and effect. One self-styled writer tweets, “Yep, now those words [affect, effect] are being replaced in the lexicon with things that aren’t confusing (re: impact). Language […]