Dear Editor,

In today’s world of ‘texting’ and ‘tweeting’ there is very little, if any, appreciation for standard English Language and rich vocabulary such as are characteristic of the writing of Mr Earl B John.

Almost every letter from Mr John introduces me to a new word; the past week has been especially enriching for me. I wish to publicly thank Mr John and to encourage fellow Guyanese to take due note and try to emulate him.

I believe our standards of expression in vocabulary, grammar and style can be significantly improved and would like to encourage parents, teachers and community leaders to aim higher and resist the temptation to be content with mere understanding, to embellish their communication the same way they pay attention to their other forms of presentation.

Good writing, like clear speaking, is a sign of refinement!

Yours faithfully,

Nowrang Persaud

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