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 .)
7,949
Tweets
2,201
Following
11,457
Followers
Tweets
Bill Walsh 27m
No doubt. We learned to love what we have. :-)
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 59m
Maybe do a Q&A where the imaginary hipster questioner in all modern Q&As is the answerer?
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 1h
Another helping-verb example: BODY FOUND MONTHS AFTER MAN LOST. Make it WAS LOST; he presumably wasn't bested in a sporting contest.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 1h
New one on me for skip/ditch/cut class!
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 1h
My point exactly. :-)
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 2h
Far nicer than giving them away for $750,000 each.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 2h
For future reference, if I misspell something here, just assume it was ironic.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 2h
Many things are more important than spelling, but still.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 5h
Yes, we do everything on computer screens now. That does not mean you have to call every picture-type thingy a "screen grab."
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 6h
Disagree. The contortion separates elements that should be together.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 7h
Here's one example of a person who strained to avoid splitting infinitives.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 7h
Fried clams. Coffee-brandy ice cream. Pa. Turnpike, late '60s. Ahh.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 7h
This is a kind-of-clever headline that I and maybe 14 other people will get.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 9h
So many dumb words for pants. Slacks, yes, but also dungarees, trousers, britches ...
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 9h
I call this the yearbook comma.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 11h
"All your lives" signals "throughout" more explicitly than "in our lives."
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 11h
Police never hedge that way, though they do call everyone from a witness to John Wayne Gacy a "person of interest."
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 11h
"We all are students in our lives" looks fine to me.
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 11h
Like "a break-point opportunity."
Reply Retweet Like
Bill Walsh 20h
I can think of at least seven.
Reply Retweet Like