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Guardian style guide 21h
Comma Queen: Possessed. Mary Norris in the New Yorker on the apostrophe.
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Guardian style guide Mar 27
It's quoting George W Bush ironically, as the article makes clear.
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Guardian style guide Mar 27
"Oh, and can I have a dry [house] white [wine], a [Cornish] pasty and a packet of dry roasted [peanuts]?"
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Guardian style guide Mar 27
Square bracket convulsive disorder: "Two pints of Kronenbourg [lager] and a packet of [sea] salt and [balsamic] vinegar crisps, please ...
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Guardian style guide Mar 26
One space after a full stop. Like this. Two spaces are archaic.
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Guardian style guide Mar 26
Litotes: it's the rhetorical equivalent of having your cake and eating it. No wonder politicians love it
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
It's a patronising way to describe older people blowing their pension pot, or some of it, on buy-to-let property.
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
"life-changing and supportive therapies", with hyphen.
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
It needs a hyphen: human-centred design (or human-centered design if using US spelling).
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
"UK house prices peak as 'granlords' size up the market"
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
has banned use of "granlord" as "facetious, patronising, ageist, sexist & it doesn't even look or sound much like landlord".
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Guardian style guide Mar 25
As in cult (i.e. rubbish) 70s novelty single (Don't Do It Right) Bodge It! by the Bodgers.
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David Marsh Mar 25
Which twerp designed this label for Tesco gluten-free double chocolate chip cookies? CONTAINS GLUTEN FREE OAT FLOUR
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Lynne Murphy Mar 24
In case you missed it, last night's blog post on the prepositional phrase 'by cash'. There is chiding. And lasers!
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Guardian style guide Mar 23
It's entirely down to personal preference. We prefer preschool because we generally use hyphens only when absolutely necessary.
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Guardian style guide Mar 22
RT I think we need to put together a Grauniad Style Guide. Random typos just don't cut it
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Guardian style guide Mar 22
Mind your Ps and Qs, dot your Is and cross your Ts, come on you Rs.
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Guardian style guide Mar 22
Well it says "whistleblower" here: MT whistle blower or whistleblower ?
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Guardian style guide Mar 21
"Celcius"? Rt the Celcius entry is a joke
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