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Reading is difficult. As a writer, I help the reader every way I can think of. As a reader, I work hard not to miss the big things in the middle of the road.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Fourth Time Is Not the Charm or; Gibberish Is Bad

Even Homer nods. Faulkner once described a building in one passage as made of stone, in another passage of the same work as wood. If you have to rewrite a legal document, the rewritten document should be better than the one before, unlike poor Walter Maksym, who was asked to rewrite his complaint twice and who has been threatened with removal from the bar of the Seventh Circuit for the incomprehensibility of his appellate brief.

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