Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your Adverbs here!

Today's Wall Street Journal has a legal writing article, which quotes many notables, including our own Chief of the 9th:

Lawyers, Judges Modify the View That Adverbs Are Mostly Bad:The Maligned Part of Speech Has Friends in High Court; Don’t Tell Stephen King.

“When you’re drafting an opinion, it’s just so tempting to use an adverb, so satisfying. It says exactly what you mean,” Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said. “I don’t think any of us can follow the rule as religiously as Hemingway did. I wish I could.”