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Reading Between the Lines, or A Scanner Darkly

A sign beside the receptionist’s desk in an eye clinic reads: Pensioners will be bulk-billed for any consultations only. While waiting for my first appointment there, I asked the receptionist what the sign meant. Did bulk-billing apply only to consultations … Continue reading

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The Editor is Dread, Long Live the Typo!

This week my inbox yielded a blurb by an editor spruiking an evening course. Her approach to grammar sounds practical: embracing ambiguity due to the relativism of rules. But I winced at her misspelling of that classic title, the Kama … Continue reading

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