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Erotic verse

A little bit late, but I wonder if anyone else reading the Guardian’s guide to writing poetry last week noticed the wonderful misprint on page 19. It comes in the trickle of text to the left of the main body … Continue reading

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Rule of thump

A misprint I came across in a report I’m editing today, about banana cultivation in atoll islands. It’s talking about how often banana plants should be fed with organic matter and suggests once a month as a rule of thump. … Continue reading

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There’s an error in the previous post. Where I say ‘adoring’ I meant to say ‘adorning’. I could have just corrected it but why waste a layer of meaning, albeit unintentional? As long as the ports have names for the … Continue reading

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