Month: May 2011

Editing and Writing

The Power of Language, and misinformation about Galileo

When you write something, you’d better get it right the first time. Because if you make an error and someone picks it up and runs with it, that error could stay with you forever.

The Power of Language, with some help from Galileo

Poll: Galileo did an experiment where he simultaneously dropped objects of different weights, and discovered that they landed on the ground at the same time. Where did this happen?

It’s “its”, not “it’s”!

There’s a really simple trick for knowing when you’re supposed to use “it’s” and when you should use “its”. It’s almost deliciously easy, in fact. So. What do you think the trick is?