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Bill Walsh
Washington Post copy editor and author of Lapsing Into a Comma, The Elephants of Style and Yes, I Could Care Less. (See also .)
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Bill Walsh 5h
It always works out, but I'm always surprised there's any resistance to the idea that it would be silly not to use my style.
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Bill Walsh 5h
Less fun that way.
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Bill Walsh 5h
"Question-begging" in which sense? :-)
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Bill Walsh 7h
I had to plead with my publisher to be able to say my dad was in the Air Force, not just any old air force.
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Bill Walsh 10h
You can ask , but I would almost guarantee the hyphen was not intended.
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Bill Walsh 10h
If that word ever had a hyphen, it was before my time. And I'm not young.
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Bill Walsh 11h
And it's not a line-break hyphen?
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Bill Walsh 11h
Both the noun and the verb should be "photocopy."
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Bill Walsh 12h
The lowercasing of "boy scout" and "social security" bugs me more than it should.
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Bill Walsh 15h
Virtually every story referring to tennis-racket technology ignores the significant presence of metal rackets in the "wood days."
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Bill Walsh 16h
Asking someone a question is not "reaching out," unless the question is "How can I comfort and nurture you?"
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Bill Walsh May 26
Common name, though not as common as in Ireland. Do you have Pottsville connections?
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Bill Walsh May 26
The hyphen is five bucks extra, but it makes all the difference.
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Bill Walsh May 25
Apparently "price point" has supplanted both "price range" and "price."
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Bill Walsh May 25
Sweaty old man. No comma. Trust me on this one.
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Bill Walsh May 24
I'm pretty sure the publication in question still has plenty of copy editors.
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Bill Walsh May 22
I've heard people on HGTV refer to drawbacks and dealbreakers as "downfalls" and "showstoppers," but here's a new one: "detractors."
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John Taylor May 22
Not sure that adds up.
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Bill Walsh May 22
Swype thinks every word is either "abd" or "thingy."
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Bill Walsh May 22
Yes, but maybe word it in different terms. His tradition.
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