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wordnik May 22
Elementary, My Dear Wordnik! The story behind some Mystery Words:
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Guardian style guide May 22
"Does your shit suck? Would you like for it not to suck?"
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Guardian style guide May 22
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Guardian style guide May 22
The committee gave its unanimous approval to the plans; The committee enjoyed biscuits with their tea.
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Guardian style guide May 22
“When angry, count four. When very angry, swear … Let us swear while we may, for in heaven it will not be allowed.” (Mark Twain)
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Guardian style guide May 22
Some fun for a Friday afternoon: The Elements of Style – rapped.
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Guardian style guide May 22
Calm down, Nigel. Now corrected and relaunched. (Although we still don't understand a word of it.)
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Guardian style guide May 22
Not according to our style guide (see blackberry/BlackBerry):
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Guardian style guide May 22
It depends on context, but normally we think "our staff are" sounds more natural, as well as more friendly.
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Guardian style guide May 22
No, because it's a parody of the title of a film you may have missed, Honey, I Shrunk (sic) the Kids.
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Guardian style guide May 22
Honey, who shrunk the paragraph? New on our Mind your language blog.
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Guardian style guide May 22
Does length really matter? Brilliant Mind your language blogpost on the future of the paragraph by
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Guardian style guide May 21
It can call itself a newspaper as much as it likes but everyone knows: it's a magazine.
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Guardian style guide May 21
Indeed. That capital G will only encourage them.
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Guardian style guide May 21
Get with the programme: our style has been program since some time in the last century.
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Guardian style guide May 21
the Guardian. No italics. And the same style for all other newspapers, eg the Sun, the New York Times.
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Guardian style guide May 20
Your sucking puts me off - gerund. You're sucking me off – present participle.
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Guardian style guide May 20
Sit here all day tweeting about gerunds and no one notices. But say there's a hyphen in knob-end, and acquire 54 followers in under an hour.
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Guardian style guide May 20
A nob is a toff, and should not necessarily be confused with a knob.
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Guardian style guide May 20
We agree with Chris.
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