Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We prefer the term 'grammar enthusiasts'

From Text Publishing:

Copy editors and their ilk often get a bad rap. If they exist at all in the public consciousness, it's as dour pedants with clothes covered in cat hair and the social skills of a houseplant.

New Yorker staffer Mary Norris's new book, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, puts that image to rest. 

Not only is it a useful guide to English usage, with practical tips for even the greenest of language neophytes, but its humour and warmth shows that grammar can be a lot of fun, and that those who care about it can be the life of the party.

Or so I hear. I don't go to parties. I stay at home with my cat, houseplants and books. We have a great time.

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