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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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Nick Jungman 2h
: "That Wild West shootout, that orgy ... that is the American Copy Editors Society ..."
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Bill Walsh 2h
So, shorthand problem. No hyphen could fix that!
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Bill Walsh 2h
I'll call it Social Seven House, under the Automatic Caution Door principle.
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Editor Mark Allen 5h
Assume there are multiple fools today and put the apostrophe after the “s” in “April Fools’ Day.” Only Oxford dictionaries say otherwise.
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Bill Walsh 12h
Yes. I think of it as British English agreement. "Oliver's Army are on their way."
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Bill Walsh 12h
Oddly enough, I disagree with "the Heat are." Sounds wrong either way, really.
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Bill Walsh 13h
. An anti-sexual assault effort would be a dad trying to beat up his daughter's boyfriend.
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Bill Walsh 13h
Because it doesn't scan as a group name out of context.
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Bill Walsh 13h
Not a fan. But I might say they have good sales at Safeway.
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Bill Walsh 15h
Occasionally you need to put quotes around something in a headline just because.
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pourmecoffee 16h
Prepare now for April 1 online: Unplug the black and silver chord plugged into your home router. Now set your phone to "Airplane Mode."
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Bill Walsh 18h
Examples are hard.
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Bill Walsh 20h
Would be no different from "he or she," no?
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Bill Walsh 20h
Sounds like a translation from Japanese or something :-).
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Bill Walsh 20h
Oh, my.
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Bill Walsh 20h
If Roger or Serena said they were the best of all time, most experts would agree.
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Bill Walsh 20h
OK. Loses some color, of course. Any thoughts on the Roger-Serena example?
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Bill Walsh 20h
Not usually. This time something reminded me that I had set aside a good example somewhere at some point.
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Bill Walsh 20h
If Roger or Serena says they're the best of all time, I can't disagree.
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Bill Walsh 20h
That's what was in my notes on the subject, in fact. I mistyped.
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