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Publishing Poynters June 1, 2013 Page 5VIGILANT COPY EDITOR.In the sculpture park at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, one ofthe nation’s oldest art schools, a clandestine struggle is underway — over grammar. In recent months, a vandal (or team ofvandals) has used permanent markers to correct grammar andpunctuation mistakes on the informational placards near thesculptures. See the video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp9nE8FW_1YOVERHEARD:The greatest amount of wasted time is the time spent not getting started.-- Dawson TrotmanSOME WORDS LAST A LONG TIMEThe traditional view is that words can’t survive for more than 8,000 to 9,000 years.Evolution, linguistic “weathering” and the adoption of replacements from otherlanguages eventually drive ancient words to extinction, just like the dinosaurs of theJurassic era.A new study, however, suggests that’s not always true.A team of researchers has come up with a list of two dozen “ultraconserved words” thathave survived 150 centuries. It includes some predictable entries: “mother,” “not,”“what,” “to hear” and “man.” It also contains surprises: “to flow,” “ashes” and “worm.”http://wapo.st/18pWsexOVERHEARD:If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the rightwords shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently andeffectually within their minds.--J.B. Phillips, writer and clergyman (1906-1982)