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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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[T]he 99% of America's supposed educational elite who got credentialed without ever taking a course in a linguistics department are at least as likely to have their heads full of clueless prescriptivist poppycock as other strata of society, if not more so. Even if access to some sort of elite academic environment were a necessary precondition to being exposed to the descriptivist way of thinking about things, it is most assuredly not a sufficient condition.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 4/12/2015

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  12:23 AM

I heard a couple of quotes recently that I liked. My friend Sarah said this the other day:

I like going to bookstores. It's like going to a party and seeing all your old friends.

And one from John, Sarah's father. It's been raining relentlessly in Seattle. His observation:

This rain is like talking to a boring person. You know you're not going to die of it, but you wish you would, just a little bit.

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