1. I helped write this →

  2. yadayada:

(via Handy guide to editing symbols - Roger Ebert’s Journal)

    yadayada:

    (via Handy guide to editing symbols - Roger Ebert’s Journal)

  3. More than you want to know about the great Comma →

  4. Oxford, birthplace of the Oxford Comma.
What exactly is the Oxford Comma, you ask? For some, it is a vital piece of punctuation — never write a three-or-more item list without one. For others, it is an ugly and useless stop sign getting in the way of your reading.
I grew up using the Oxford Comma — that final comma before the conjunction (e.g., and, or, but) — then unlearned it years later at journalism school.
The debate over its necessity continues, and I suspect always will. 
What do you think: Is the Oxford Comma a must, a must not[,] or up to the writer?

    Oxford, birthplace of the Oxford Comma.

    What exactly is the Oxford Comma, you ask? For some, it is a vital piece of punctuation — never write a three-or-more item list without one. For others, it is an ugly and useless stop sign getting in the way of your reading.

    I grew up using the Oxford Comma — that final comma before the conjunction (e.g., and, or, but) — then unlearned it years later at journalism school.

    The debate over its necessity continues, and I suspect always will. 

    What do you think: Is the Oxford Comma a must, a must not[,] or up to the writer?

  5. Formal or informal? Always difficult, especially in email. Daily Show’s Jon Stewart looks at the kind of language Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is using in emails to its supporters.

  6. Did you know Mark Twain spoke German?

    He did! He even wrote a very funny book about it.

    Twain was no dummy. Perhaps one of the most brilliant minds of the last few centuries. On language, he had this, among other things, to say.

  7. A fantastic writing resource -- for native and non-native speakers alike →