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Imagine my chagrin

This morning The Baltimore Sun published a “’Tis the season” headline. Grrrrr. You take a day off and leave them to their own devices ...

In other news, the word of the week is quidnunc.

This week’s video joke is “The Three Subjects.”

Enjoy. Grrrrr.

Posted by John McIntyre at 7:57 AM | | Comments (2)


So that "Cost of the '12 Days of Christmas' Items" story that's now in my Facebook feed will appear in tomorrow's paper?

I love quidnuncs, and would love to have one as a pet. I would name it quisnunc if a male and quia nunc if female.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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