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Re: [BKARTS] Lay flat Binding-grammar police



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Well said Dorothy -

> From: Dorothy Africa <africa@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
> <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 08:32:04 -0400
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Lay flat Binding-grammar police
>
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> Stone Eye - An Exhibition of the Midwest Chapter, Guild of Book Workers
> For information about the exhibition, and to order your catalog, see
> <http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/mwchap/specialevent2.shtml>
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> At the risk of exposing my inner foibles to an uncaring world, but to save
> myself
> from terminal exasperation, allow me to point out that a book LIES flat.  No
> eggs, flat or otherwise, have ever been produced by any book binding structure
> I
> have ever encountered.  Books that do not have direct objects (eggs or what
> ever)
> upon opening do or do not lie flat. flat being an adverb, here, not a direct
> object.  For those who find the descriptive term "lie flat binding" awkward
> and
> would prefer the ungrammatical "lay flat", the grammar police propose the
> alternative term the "sunny side up binding"...
> Department of Home Land Security
> Language Division
> Dorothy Africa, undercover grammar cop
>
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