Friday, December 23, 2011

New York Times -- William Safire Response -- 1997

[Form postcard from New York Times columnist William Safire with postmark of June 1, 1997]

The New York Times

On Language

You were good to write.  (That's better than "It was good of you to write," because sentences with "it" are boring.)

Your comments go into the thought processor inside my head and may one day pop up in a column.

Thanks again (which is repetitious but not redundant).

/s/ with water soluble ink

Bill Safire


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