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You know the types

Maybe you were at the beach all weekend, or perhaps just asleep. If so, you can still check out the post on the types of people who populate meetings at work and add in the comments any that I have omitted.

The word of the week, the etymology of which may make you wince, is evaginate.


Posted by John McIntyre at 11:18 AM | | Comments (1)


I could have lived happily ever after without adding that particular word to my vocabulary, Prof. McI.

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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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