Twitter | Search | |
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 .)
5,174
Tweets
1,835
Following
8,398
Followers
Tweets
Bill Walsh 12h
Observe early! My Geekery chat is Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern (and you can submit a question now).
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh retweeted
Colleen Barry 13h
I'm filling out a web form that requires a fax number before it will let me advance to the next step. What am I, Laura Ingalls Wilder?
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh retweeted
Editor Mark Allen Feb 28
Have you sent in your National Grammar Day haiku yet? Less than 72 hours to go! .
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Mar 1
My e-mail address is on the home page of my site, albeit in scrape-resistant form.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh retweeted
Regina Schrambling Mar 1
Warren Buffett would be even richer if he collected a dollar from everyone who misspelled his name.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 26
And on HGTV: "We need to switch out those cabinets."
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 26
So the key word here is "up."
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 25
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 25
Right.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
But note the a and the an. Those are your singulars; no need to impose the singular elsewhere.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
"0.6 Shades of Grey," not "0.6 Shade of Grey." :-)
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
I thought I was brilliantly explaining why "inch" makes no sense there. No?
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
Singular is one, period, not one and everything less. "I have zero dollars," not "I have zero dollar."
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
Now can we stamp out "0.3 inch" as opposed to "0.3 inches"?
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
Either work -- er, works -- there, of course.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
I think the "not any" meaning is generally what's intended, not the "not one" meaning.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
A lot of people get Ben Burrito's name wrong.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
More than OK. Preferable.
Reply Retweet Favorite
Bill Walsh Feb 24
Thanks, Gov. Romney!
Reply Retweet Favorite