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i.e. and e.g.: What are they? Why do we use them? What do they mean? And why don’t we just get rid of them?
In case you missed it, the big news in writing style this month was an announcement by the AP style book that… Wait, wait, wait. Hold on a minute. Let’s rethink that. The whole idea of “big news in writing … Continue reading
I’d planned to post something else today, but then a problematical use (or avoidance) of the list comma came streaking across my desk so I changed gears. Some time back — in one of the earliest posts on this blog … Continue reading
On my mind this week are a trio of words which sometimes catch my attention (rarely in positive ways): amidst, amongst, and whilst. Most sources note (with various amounts of further explanation) that these words are flowery variants of their … Continue reading
Apropos of nothing, I recently discovered that this advice is offered when dealing with the demonic and nefarious: devil But capitalize Satan. (The Associated Press Stylebook, 2011.) I’m glad someone is thinking about these things!