Dana sends this from Colorado, where she seems to have discovered one of the gods of vacation. She writes, “I didn’t know a member of the divinity was renting outContinue reading
Q. Wayne writes from the business school with a question about abbreviations and acronyms: “I recall that your class taught me to not follow proper nouns that you plan toContinue reading
I hope those of you who have access to AP’s online stylebook will peruse the new social media guidelines. They are a helpful addition to the stylebook, with such entriesContinue reading
Event organizers are an optimistic lot. Most of them tack the word annual onto a new event as a matter of routine. They apparently think it adds credibility or gravitasContinue reading
This headline shocked me awake the other morning.
It wasn’t what Paul Krugman had to say that bothered me (it did, of course, but in a different way); it was the use of “alright” in the headline.
You see, among those who know better, there is no such word. And the editors at The Times know better. …Continue reading