Back at my post
Domestic concerns kept me preoccupied and away from blogging yesterday, as did shoveling snow this morning, so I wasn’t able to point out to you that the latest word of the week, panegyric, was up at baltimoresun.com. Have at it.
In other news:
When Geoffrey Pullum turned to linguistics, the craft of demolition lost a master. Watch on Language Log as he takes the BBC to task for its ill-thought-out but self-congratulatory stylebook entry on the passive voice.
Copyediting.com asked whether whose may be used to refer to inanimate objects and concluded, quite reasonably, that it can. Let’s not pile up nonsensical restrictions.
There is a new site for people interested in editing, Shane Arthur’s Editing Hacks. Check out the copyediting tutorials and see how much you agree with, and then stay for the interviews with editors about the craft.