OK, people, want to help me check on the accuracy of a diagram?
I've just finished diagramming this sentence (from The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World, by Laura Spinney). How would YOU do it? Post your diagrams and then I'll post mine.
"There are very few cemeteries in the world that, assuming they are older than a century, don’t contain a cluster of graves from the autumn of 1918—when the second and worst wave of the pandemic struck—and people’s memories reflect that." ... See MoreSee Less
OMW(s) - I think a rewrite would be far more helpful than a diagram...
I think it's a lovely sentence when spoken, but as a written piece I wonder if all the grammatical glue is there. The clause "assuming they are older than a century" has me a bit stuck. It appears to modify cemeteries, but the "assuming" has me scratching my head a bit; it seems to be acting like an "if" but looks like a gerund?
LYDIAN! It's called Lydian! Does any one else remember the covers of the old Nancy Drew mysteries?
This is such a cool piece (for book geeks, that is).
Oh my goodness - *That's* why it seemed so familiar!
Neat! Never realized it was the same font as Homer Price.
Yes! I still have those Nancy Drew books. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel Ward Hull ♥
Omg I’m going all Brick Heck over this.
Diana L. Lawrence
I used to fill my arms with Nancy Drew books in the cool basement of the library in the hot hot summertime.
Take Times New Roman, then sharp the fourth.
Never made the connection, but now I can see the covers in my head despite not having them in my hands since my early 20s.
What a fascinating article. I enjoyed one of the links as well - reading about Latin As and Central European support and .OTF. Talk about rabbit holes.
Mary Binder lol
I can’t remember where I had access to Lydian, but I think it was a hand-set headline type we used for Baylor Lariat feature stories printed on a flat bed press in the early 60s. I have always liked it.