« Ain’t nobody’s fault but mine. |
| Bohemian Rhapsody, bluegrass style »
Over at Writing Matters, Leslie O’Flahavan cites five on-line style guides to support the proposition that “using ‘and/or’ in a sentence is just plain dumb.”
p.s. Oops. I meant to post this on my other blog.
Posted at 10:33 AM in Web sightings | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451d9ec69e201287734bed6970c
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference “And/or” — just plain dumb?:
But Ray, what about the comment to that post? Aren't there times when and/or is what the writer genuinely means? I've never liked the construction, but I've never been able to accept with certainty that readers will implicitly apply the typical interrogatory instruction to construe "or" to mean "and" or "or."
February 02, 2010 at 10:23 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.
Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
Site Meter started 12 June 2005