Rapping the elements of style

Think Strunk and White are too old school? Think again. Their legendary grammar guide, The Elements of Style, has been brought up to date by two Columbia J-school students in this new rap version:

Not everyone thinks Strunk and White’s advice for writers is worth all the adulation it’s received since it was first published more than 50 years ago. Geoffrey Pullum of the University of Edinburgh once famously derided it as ranging from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. But I think the rules hold true, and in keeping with one of them, “omit needless words,” I will say no more.


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