Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer

@BCDreyer

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Author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer's English. "Just persnickety enough." —The New Yorker #CopyeditingProTip

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Joined on October 25, 2011

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Your Writing) Go a week without • very • rather • really • quite • so • of course • in fact

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BTW the answer to the question "Is it possible to suffer from writer's block in your 20s so ferocious that you give up writing altogether for decades and ultimately see your first book published in your [exceptionally] early 60s?" is "Yes."

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To be sure, it was a weird era generally. In The Harvey Girls, this is "the ugly one."

To be sure, it was a weird era generally. In The Harvey Girls, this is "the ugly one."

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OK, that was one "hapless" too many in fifteen minutes. #CopyeditingProTip

Alice Pearce gets so much more out of the role of the hapless wallflower than you might think possible, and when she cuts loose with the rest of them in "Count On Me," it's adorbs.

Alice Pearce gets so much more out of the role of the hapless wallflower than you might think possible, and when she cuts loose with the rest of them in "Count On Me," it's adorbs.

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Give me ALL THE COOKIES.

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One also notes the layers in Betty Garrett's Hildy: She holds down a man's job (well, there's a war going on), she's sexually aggressive (and all the more likable for it), and, in "Prehistoric Joe," because it's Annie's number, plays one of the boys.

One also notes the layers in Betty Garrett's Hildy: She holds down a man's job (well, there's a war going on), she's sexually aggressive (and all the more likable for it), and, in "Prehistoric Joe," because it's Annie's number, plays one of the boys.

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There's a lovely sense of solidarity among the three female leads of On the Town that I always get a kick out of. (It even takes in poor, hapless Alice Pearce, which is sweet.)

There's a lovely sense of solidarity among the three female leads of On the Town that I always get a kick out of. (It even takes in poor, hapless Alice Pearce, which is sweet.)

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When Cornell died in 1974 (or, if you're that type, "When Cornell died, in 1974"), I recall reading her obituary in the Times and noting to mineself that I'd never heard of her. (Retirement in early 1960s + no Hollywood career.)

So what do we hear today from President Oswald in Act IV of Ghosts today?

Also Katharine Cornell's!

Also Katharine Cornell's!

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Happy Vera-Ellen's birthday!

Happy Vera-Ellen's birthday!

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Also, “But AP style...!” doesn’t go a long way with me, because until five or so years ago I didn’t know there was such a thing send tweet.

They’re both fine, to be sure. I’d naturally say “He pled guilty.” I’d also naturally say “He pleaded with her to buy the flowers herself.”

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Quoted @LindseyGrahamSC

I stand firmly behind President Trump’s decision to use executive powers to build the wall-barriers we desperately need. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-eyes-8b-border-wall-funding-emergency-declaration …

You stand for nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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Quoted @PreetBharara

Note this: Special Counsel Mueller uses “pled” not “pleaded.” As a good American, I stand with him. https://twitter.com/zoetillman/status/1096566428340244480 …

I’m with Preet. 🇺🇸

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Magical place. Magical book.

Magical place. Magical book.

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Having a President with late stage syphilis is *wild*

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"For the record, I love 'listicle.' If a coinage truly captures a concept for which no extant word will do, if it truly brings something fresh to the table, I say let it pull up a chair and make itself comfortable." ~@BCDreyer, Dreyer's English

Bookplates! What a clever idea! You do your part (see link), then I'll do mine (asap).

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