And when I do, I find electric wine! “Gentlemen, look on this wonder! “Whatever the bids of the bidders, they cannot be high enough for it; “For it the globeContinue reading
I could say that this headline is in bad taste, but, um … maybe I shouldn’t. I could say that even for the Brits, this seems a lickle over theContinue reading
A single “e” can make a big difference. In the case of “aid,” an “e” personifies, turning “assistance” into “assistant.” Consider: The point of the story that accompanied this headlineContinue 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
I used to work with reporters who would write that something was “thisclose” to happening, and then howl that their creativity was being stifled if anyone suggested inserting a space between “this” and “close.”
Yes, it just looked like a typo.
The spelling in this ad, I’m afraid, is no typo.
Rather, it’s a morsel from the gruel school of usage. …Continue reading