The task of the copy editor is to improve and polish the writing and not, in the immortal words of a New York Times reporter, "to separate the wheat from the chaff
and then throw away the wheat."
Say what you will about Chris Spirou--the former New Hampshire fount of political wisdom--but he knows that, when it comes to advice, you have to separate the wheat from the chaff
My initial reaction was that everyone looked put-together and that it was easy to visually separate the wheat from the chaff
for my information-gathering ...
It provides a useful way to separate the wheat from the chaff
for most survival kit items.
But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff
? The Commission says the member states should sort things out themselves and examine on a case-by-case basis whether there has been an over-allocation of emission trading permits or deliberately exaggerated estimates.
More than two years ago, TEI joined with LMSB to produce the Joint Audit Planning Process, whose goals are two-fold: (i) to establish accountability in executing a jointly developed audit plan, and (ii) to develop an issue-focused plan to, if you will, separate the wheat from the chaff
and thereby increase audit efficiency.
As a former staff member at an Indian Residential School, and having worked on the fringe of the residential school system for some time, I am angry and frustrated at the Anglican Church of Canada because of its inability to separate the wheat from the chaff
. Indeed, I would be remiss not to state that, in this regard, I have been thoroughly ashamed of the Anglican Church of Canada.
You correctly caution that one must be careful to separate the wheat from the chaff
and that there is much disinformation about.
So, in the spirit of providing information that lets my readers separate the wheat from the chaff
, I welcome you to this year's edition of my own ratings of the technology events and developments of the past year.
Mathematicians get so many letters from crackpots claiming to have proved amazing theorems, Graham says, that it would take too much time to separate the wheat from the chaff
Like all incoming cadets, she must report in the summer prior to her first academic year in order to go through Beast, the grueling training designed to separate the wheat from the chaff
. As Andi wrestles with her uniform, her roommate, the constant yelling, and the rifle drills, she begins to find her niche as she shows her talent as a runner.
Being able to properly read wind at long range will quickly separate the wheat from the chaff
, especially in competition.