Off topic: Rules for better writing
Thread poster: Daniel Frisano

Daniel Frisano
Switzerland
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Dec 24, 2016

A hilarious list of "rules for better writing" has been around for a while, see e.g. http://www.ampersandcom.com/GeorgeLeposky/rules.html

There is also an excellent Italian version due to the late Umberto Eco.

Do you know any equivalent in other languages?


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
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Member (2005)
English to German
German Dec 24, 2016

Found a similar German text,
https://www.familie-ahlers.de/witze/richtiges_schreiben.html


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:41
Member (2008)
Italian to English
due? Dec 26, 2016

Daniel Frisano wrote:

A hilarious list of "rules for better writing" has been around for a while, see e.g. http://www.ampersandcom.com/GeorgeLeposky/rules.html

There is also an excellent Italian version due to the late Umberto Eco.

Do you know any equivalent in other languages?


What do you mean, "due to" Eco? That could either mean that the Italian version exists as a consequence of the existence of Eco, or that the Italian version is somehow something that is owed to Eco (even though he's dead). Which is is?


 


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