Trying to appeal to cyclists with an ad placed at a bike rack, the image and copy don’t add up… Read more Peddling confusion
Internet, I can’t take it anymore. Everywhere I look (i.e., comment boards), people are writing about “a hoard of people”… Read more Usage Cartoon No. 4: Horde vs. Hoard
I thought I was being really clever combining the words procrastination and knitting to make “procrastiknitting” to describe the feeling… Read more Not so clever after all. Darn.
Though I consider myself a pretty good speller and perceptive picker-upper of words, the connection between spelling and pronunciation of… Read more Things no one tells you: How to pronounce segue
I was editing an article recently, and something about it was bugging me. I thought about it and then I… Read more The easy way to avoid bias in your writing
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Hey, is that a ginormous baby bump occupying the amazing man cave? It’s not the new normal, it’s a multiple… Read more Amazing! It’s the 2012 Banished Words List
Just in time for the non-denominational gift giving season, the Associated Press has published a style guide for common holiday… Read more Associated Press gives the gift of correctness for the holidays
When you shave off the first syllable of moustache, it becomes stache, not stash, okay? If you ask me to… Read more Movember grumble
When even bike magazines can’t get the difference between peddle and pedal right, you know it’s time for another super-useful… Read more Usage cartoon No. 3: Do you peddle or pedal a bike?
Anatomy of a Fake Quotation – Megan McArdle – National – The Atlantic. All it took was one misunderstanding and… Read more Misquoted Facebook status becomes misattributed quote in mere keystrokes
The second edition of the usage cartoons has been inspired by the fascinatingly endless coverage of the upcoming Royal Wedding.… Read more Usage cartoon No. 2: Royally bad
CBC News – British Columbia – Carr statue unveiling marred by bronzed typo. News of an unveiling of a statue… Read more Call a proofreader next time
As the kids get back to school (aaah, sweet nostalgia from this former school nerd), perhaps some of the adults… Read more Hug a book, it’s International Literacy Day
My friend Rob sent me a link to the blog My First Dictionary. It’s gloriously dark and ironic. Rob is… Read more Word of the day: awesome