GRAMMAR PURITY IS ONE BIG PONZI SCHEME is a well-articulated challenge to grammar reactionaries posted on the Literary Hub blog (July 2018). Do you agree with the sentiments?
Do you know what plagiarism is and how to avoid it? Have a go at Sheffield Uni’s fun quiz on plagiarism and referencing.
The magic of letters produced in fabric by Kathleen Loomis; a gallery worth clicking through
“Atypical” is a series of posters exploring form and rhythm of letters or pseudo-letters presented as half-realistic, half-illustrative figurative paint sculptures
Louise Harnby’s blog for editors and proofreaders with information, advice, opinion, resources and general all round usefulness to the business of editorial freelancing
Sarah Dronfield sharing a round-up of what she thought were some of the most useful posts for editors and proofreaders from 2017.
spot the typo
- through the enactment of 236 laws and more than 8,600 local statues
- a muse house with a beday in the bathroom
- Now bake for 3540 minutes
- the chaos of battle: the canons, gas attacks and shrapnel
- Use an eclectic whisk to combine the ingredients.
- This hansom corner plot offers a versatile duel aspect
- rescue kit should include a bum dressing
- HR manager responsible for the conflict of employment
- best to give him a wide birth
- be at the fairy terminal some time around 6
- the lunatic fridge
- an insulting layer in a building’s fabric
- to trash out the logistics for the training
- nor do we do it on propose
- those who lived pubic lives
- the gathering of manna in the dessert
With thanks to eagle-eyed members of the SfEP Forum.
answers to spot the typo
Corrections in italics:
- through the enactment of 236 laws and more than 8,600 local statutes
- a mews house with a bidet in the bathroom
- Now bake for 35–40 minutes
- the chaos of battle: the cannons, gas attacks and shrapnel
- Use an electric whisk to combine the ingredients.
- This handsome corner plot offers a versatile dual aspect
- rescue kit should include a burn dressing
- HR manager responsible for the conduct of employment
- best to give him a wide berth
- be at the ferry terminal some time around 6
- the lunatic fringe
- an insulating layer in a building’s fabric
- to thrash out the logistics for the training
- nor do we do it on purpose
- those who lived public lives
- the gathering of manna in the desert
do you know your txt slang?
Some of these are in common use – some ought to be:
AFAIK as far as I know
CIH come in handy
FLA four-letter acronym
GIYF Google is your friend
HTH hope this helps
RLF run like f***
RTFM read the f***ing manual
tl;dr / TLDR / tldr too long;didn’t read (known as teal deer on a knitting forum)
TLA three-letter acronym
TMI too much information
TP toodle pip
TTYL talk to you later
YMMV take your pick: you make vomit; your mileage / method / market may vary
with thanks to SfEP Members‘ Forum
Want to look up more? www.acronymfinder.com
'i have been ...
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
I may have been in Continent, and I don’t remember what country I was in.
It’s an age thing.
with thanks to Anon