There, in plain sight: It’s the invisible golfer

I like the idea of being able to play in a golf tournament without telling anyone. It’s almost enough to make me want to play golf again – almost.

This sentence, from an AP story, had another syntactic issue besides turning Jack Nicklaus into the Invisible Man. Saying “Nicklaus already was reaching ceremonial status” has all the euphony of a …

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Who that?

“That” is a perfectly fine pronoun. Buildings are thats, and bats are thats and even “thats” are that. But, please, for the sake of humanity, let’s make people – including “anyone” – “who” or “whom.”

Here’s one way to think about it, à la Theodor Geisel:

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Clarity in the Kansan

The Kansan is off to a good start, but I’d like to point out a few things that I’ll group loosely under the category of clarity. All of these examples

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