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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
You see jam; Geoffrey Pullum sees syntax.  Professor Pullum is teaching at Brown this year, and heading off to the store to buy some organic preserves, he picked up a jar of Nature's Promise Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread. Then he discovered that the product is not purely organic, and his analysis of the syntax of the label  at Lingua Franca explains some of the treacherous aspects of English. English, you will have noticed, is given to transvestism.
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NEWS
May 2, 2012
In your recent article about the incredibly low assessments and taxes on unsold luxury harbor condos in Baltimore City, Owen C. Charles, the deputy director for Maryland's Department of Assessments and Taxation, defended the assessments on some condos ("Millions slip away from city," April 29). After reading the details of the issue, the kindest assumption one can make is that Mr. Charles is incompetent to fill the position he holds. If he is not being completely accurate in his statements, then perhaps other adjectives would be more fitting.
NEWS
July 22, 1999
David Ogilvy,88, the advertising man who put the eye patch on the Man in the Hathaway Shirt and created the distinguished Commander Whitehead to sell Schweppes tonic water and club soda, died yesterday at home in Bonnes, France.His death was announced in New York by Ogilvy & Mather, the agency he started in 1948 with two staffers and no clients.While his advertising ideas have become American icons, his greatest legacy was an approach to his business that assumed the intelligence of the consumer.
NEWS
January 14, 2014
Congratulations to The Sun for wasting paper and space by publishing the recent commentary by Gov. Martin O'Malley ( "New Md. health care delivery system with prioritize wellness," Jan. 12). Paragraph after paragraph of platitudes, adjectives and action words resulted in a complete non-understanding of what the "old approach" was and "new approach" is. It was the literary equivalent of listening to Irwin Corey's explanation of Major League Baseball's infield fly rule. What "bull hockey.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 19, 2000
A sellout crowd packed the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall lobby for the Chimes' "Hall of Fame 10" night, sipping cocktails, browsing a dinner buffet and socializing. But the crackle of excitement in the air had more to do with what the night held next -- a concert by a 14-year-old Welsh singing sensation, Charlotte Church. The most frequently asked question overheard at the get-together? Forget "Hi, how are you?" Rather, it was "Have you heard her before?" Adjectives like "incredible," "unbelievable" and "fabulous" also seemed to get quite a conversational workout in this gathering.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | January 18, 2008
Predictable but utterly engaging, 27 Dresses will likely be remembered as the film that made Katherine Heigl an A-list star. At the very least, it's the film that places her in the forefront of a long line of actresses who have enjoyed quite the career playing America's Sweetheart. As Jane, the living embodiment of the old adage "always a bridesmaid, never a bride," Heigl gets to play pure, selfless, smart, funny and - although everything about the film, from the script to the cinematography to the costuming, tries to play it down - beautiful.
NEWS
By Megan H. Ryan and Megan H. Ryan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 22, 2002
Nowadays, it is a rare treat to see the word coddies on a menu, but not so long ago this uniquely Baltimore food was as close as your corner store, malt shop or confectionery. Coddies are not to be confused with cod cakes. While recipes for coddies vary, a coddie can be best described as a hand-formed, gently seasoned mashed-potato-and-cracker mixture that is always deep-fried and traditionally served between two saltine crackers topped with yellow mustard. It contains little or no cod. Served at room temperature, today's coddies are made slightly larger than in the past, hanging over the sides of the saltines by one-half inch all around.
NEWS
By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Boeing Co. announced a $13.3 billion deal yesterday to buy McDonnell Douglas Corp., a purchase that will create the world's largest aerospace company and cast a shadow over Bethesda's Lockheed Martin Corp. in the battle for Pentagon business.If approved by federal antitrust regulators, the jumbo company will carry the Boeing name, expect sales of $48 billion next year and employ more than 200,000 in 27 states. Lockheed Martin, with similar employment, posts annual sales of about $30 billion.
NEWS
By JACK W.GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | August 17, 1992
HOUSTON -- If there are two adjectives to describe the Republican Party as its national convention opens here, they are pessimistic and defensive.This was nowhere clearer than in the rhetoric of President Bush and his putative allies on the eve of the first session. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, for example, showed up on NBC to shoot down the idea that the president can solve his problem by proposing a tax cut in his acceptance speech. Mr. Bush, he conceded, "does need to make some dramatic statements" to get his campaign on track, but "a tax cut by itself . . . would be bad medicine" and, anyway, couldn't be enacted until next year.
NEWS
April 28, 2010
When I called Senator Carl Levin's office yesterday to complain about his off color language, I was treated very rudely by the woman who answered. She dismissed my complaint and said that I was missing the "bigger point." The insolence of her demeanor raised my ire as I tried to explain that I was not missing anything, but this staffer wanted to deflect the reason for my call and refused to apologize for the Senator's poor choice of vocabulary. Next, I called my Senators, Mikulski and Cardin, and asked them to condemn Senator Levin for his inappropriate language, but I'm still waiting.
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