Thursday, December 20, 2007

Watch Your Language

It probably says a lot about me that one of my favorite podcasts is Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. That, plus the fact that I took the time to double-check whether "for" should be capitalized in that title.

I also thoroughly enjoyed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (a gift from my lovely wife) and was tickled when Loren, an occasional contributor to this blog, forwarded an email titled "Pro-Serial Comma" from one of his co-workers.

Earlier this week, at my own workplace, a message went around about "The biggest typo in history." As usually happens on mailing lists, someone was delighted that anybody else actually read Language Log, and others followed up with their own favorite language-related sites, including:
As if I don't already have enough blogs to follow.

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