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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.

October 4, 2011

Let's play "What Adjective Did They Delete?"

As a copy editor, I'm always talking out of both sides of my mouth. That's missing a comma!...Noooo, don't put a comma THERE!

Here is a case of the latter (sorry for the reflection; I was being swift to avoid suspicion). 

This sign just begs for a Dirty Mad Libs moment.

In defense of the serial comma

If you'd asked me how I felt about the serial/Oxford comma when I was working in New York, you'd have quickly learned I was dead-set against it.  I thought it was too mucky, overkill, too much—and I was yet to've worked with a single stylebook that used it.

Now, working in Denver, I find it poetic, calming—even romantic. It's funny how people change*. I could say the same thing about the Mile High City itself, actually—so who knows what we're talking about anymore.

Without further ado, today's funny:

Thanks to Jess F. for the find.

*I also always put spaces around emdashes (btw, did you see this awhile back?) until Denver. Now, I like 'em better without. I'm just so accommodating and flexible.

September 16, 2011

Plural Possessive FAIL

For $1.88, I guess a copy editor wasn't in the budget.

Thanks to Jess F. for sending this in.

April 21, 2011


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