It seems that Strunk & White’s little book just turned 50. That makes it almost as old as I am. Some people love S&W; others don’t. Me, I think the little book just needs to be placed in proper perspective. Hence the photo above. S&W will serve you well if you remember the following:
- The book on the left is a good book. The book on the right is The Good Book. (Here, the difference between the indefinite article and the definite article is important.)
- The book on the left isn’t the bible—that would be the book on the right.