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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Grammar gripes

posted: 08/24/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Two things generally happen when I write about grammar: I get a lot of people applauding me for tackling it, and I'm called out for my own imperfect grammar. This time, it was because I used the phrase "refer back" in my column on "me" and "I" misuse.

Pronoun problems

posted: 08/17/2016 2:50 a.m. Comments 4

A very dear reader, Stanley Johnson, recently reminded me just how much I love words. I've been sadly remiss in my musings on words lately, so will tackle a question from another reader, Marlene Ward of Paragould, who believes I should address abuse of the pronouns "I" and "me."

History rewritten

posted: 08/10/2016 3:06 a.m. Comment 1

Don't know much about history

Finding meaning

posted: 08/03/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

The conventions are over, and for that I'm truly grateful. Now if only the nausea will go away ...

A growing hunger

posted: 07/27/2016 2:53 a.m. Comments 9

Sometimes it would be easy to think that only bad things happen in the world . . . especially if you listen to certain politicians or are of the hyperpartisan sort.

Grudge match

posted: 07/13/2016 2:57 a.m. Comments 4

If grudges were cute and cuddly, there'd be nothing bad about holding them. They're not cute, though, and have a temperament that could make my cranky cat look like an absolute angel.

The short version

posted: 07/06/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Occasionally we get questions about the grammar used on the editorial and Voices page, and as the resident word nerd on these pages, I guess it's up to me to answer a recent one.

Pack it up, please

posted: 06/29/2016 2:52 a.m. Comments 7

One of the quickest ways to make me roll my eyes (other than using tired talking points or debunked stories, hyperpartisanship ...) is to use a hackneyed portmanteau word.

Ready to troll

posted: 06/22/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

"Winning, duh!"--Charlie Sheen, when he was anything but

Abject terror

posted: 06/15/2016 2:46 a.m. Comment 1

I had every intention of being my usual goofy self in this week's column, and going after trolls once more.

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