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The Guardian style guide editors on language usage and abusage, and lots more
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Ha! Oh dear – we had mild brain fade. You're right: the former. You Skype.
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Replying to @newzedland
Correct. The ref can rightfully give a penalty, but it still might be the wrong decision!
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Replying to @WomanUndercover
The latter, at least for now. You tweet, but you Skype.
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
An ongoing peeve of ours: the use of "ongoing" in copy. As the style guide puts it: "The story has yet to be written that cannot be improved by removing it."
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Replying to @LauraKsays @newzedland
Laura's right! Rightly means correctly (the opposite of wrongly). Rightfully means much the same as "by rights".
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Replying to @PatJBP @RichMariner
We'd generally use slippery. Slippy to us means the same thing – it's perhaps just a little more colloquial. Either is correct, but we'd use slippery.
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Replying to @lynneguist
Ah yes. Thanks – we'll fix.
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
Makeup: (noun) one word; (verb) two words. Making up is hard to do.
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Guardian style guide Jan 18
We've got new livery! And we think it's rather stylish.
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Guardian style guide Jan 16
Lowercase and no quote marks: big data, big oil, big tobacco, big pharma, and so on.
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Greg Gibson Jan 16
This is what my family calls The Apprentice's Pronoun, as in "That would be myself, Lord Sugar" in response to a question such as "Who was responsible for this?"
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Guardian style guide Jan 16
You're not alone, George.
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Guardian style guide Jan 16
Hello! We're back after a break – and we're taking your queries. (We'll have a new profile picture shortly, too.) Who needs style counsel?
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David Marsh May 20
Still, good to read in the Times that there are some good style guides, such as - yes - the Times style guide! Who'd have guessed?
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David Marsh May 20
Harold Evans is a better journalist than the entire current staff of the Times put together.
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David Marsh May 5
After today's results, the Labour troops await orders for their next battle on 8 June.
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A Way with Words May 1
RT : The Sandwich Alignment Chart:
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David Marsh Apr 20
If only I knew what "visceral" means, because I'm pretty sure that's how much I hate the Conservatives.
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Lynne Murphy Apr 12
Him: Name? Me: Lynne Him: 2 Ns? Me: And an E. Him:
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Judith Flanders Apr 1
And one for the copy-editor in all of us.
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