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4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence
“At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.”
grammar  language  theonion  forsnd 
january 2013 by tysone
A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: 'The Great Typo Hunt'
Incensed by a "no tresspassing" sign, Jeff Deck launched a cross-country trip to right grammatical wrongs. He enlisted a friend, Benjamin D. Herson, and together they got to work erasing errant quotation marks, rectifying misspellings and cutting unnecessary possessive apostrophes.
forsnd  grammar  editing  language  npr 
august 2010 by tysone
What It's Really Like To Be A Copy Editor
I know it’s all a little once-a-copy-editor-always-a-copy-editor, but I can’t help it if I think unnecessary quotes are funny, as if signs are trying to be ironic. Or if I’m turned off by guys who spell it "definately." I don’t sit around and diagram sentences for fun or keep a dog-eared copy of Strunk & White on my nightstand.
forsnd  editing  language 
july 2010 by tysone
Steven Heller: A Fount of Fonts
The computer has put the word “font” into common parlance as a synonym for typeface. But ask most people, even many young graphic designers, where the word comes from, and blank stares abound.
forsnd  fonts  typography  language  history 
july 2010 by tysone
Programmer-Journalist? Hacker-Journalist? Our Identity Crisis
"Labels matter. And as this niche of journalism grows more mainstream, labels will matter that much more. So, who are we?"
nytimes  journalism  language  forsnd  pilhofer 
april 2010 by tysone
Stop saying ‘innovation’
Scott Berkun writes, "Einstein, Ford, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Edison rarely said the word and neither should you. Every crowd I’ve said this to laughed and agreed. The I-word is killing us."
innovation  process  advice  language  forsnd 
march 2010 by tysone

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