The Noble Pen for Aug 17, 2017

Next Noble Pen Meeting

August 17th, 2017 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


An essay looks at what’s needed for basic education in grammar and writing.


Shannon, Dakota, Cassie, Dylan, and Stacie participated in the book signing event at Lindale.

Dakota is trying Grammarly.

Ciuin is revising her Writing Fairy site because someone else is using  the same name and getting the traffic.


Last week’s piece on writers’ tools failed to caution about too much dependence on tools.  For instance, the grammar checker often suggests the wrong word or punctuation. This old ditty that circulated decades ago demonstrates the limitation of spell checkers. (Please forgive the use of poetry – it’s not a critique submission.)

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea see.
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have rung this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
My spilling’s prefect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

Upcoming Schedule

August 17
Ciuin’s discussion topic

August 24
Open slots

August 31
Open slot

September 7
Open slots

September 14
Open slots

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