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Apparently, Weaver knows grammar because he DOESN’T HAVE A LIFE.

Sometime over the weekend, some troll felt the need to leave a comment on literally every post here that deals in some way with grammar or other aspects of copyediting: “Get a life!!” Even if they typed that only once … Continue reading

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Auto-“Correct” Strikes Again! Ten more glitches…

Today’s glitches are (just like last time) all from a single source (the same one as last time), and all on one theme (sort of the opposite of the errors from last time). Why does this always happen when I’m … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1075

Today’s glitch: Um… You do know Walt died in 1966, right? My brain hurts now…┬áNevertheless, I’ll make an effort to force some sense into this example. Because it is used as a compound adjective (modifying contract), one-year should be hyphenated. … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1072

Today’s glitch: Believe it or not, the extreme mega-ellipsis is not the worst thing about this example. I’ll prove this is nonsense: Right now, as I type this post, I’m trying to grasp that number… and my head hasn’t collapsed … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1066

Today’s glitch: …And what caused them to think about you, hmmm? *shakes head* It’s nonsense, and if “Psychology Says” it’s true, “Psychology” is even more full of shit than usual. At any rate, the correct contraction of it is needs … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1061

Today’s glitch: *sigh* Why do I even bother? Idjits gonna idjit… Nevertheless, I’ll say something because I can’t not say something. Yes, when referring to basic biology/genetics, women do have two X chromosomes for the twenty-third pair, and men have … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 1060

Today’s glitch: Italicize titles of periodicals. (Titles of articles in periodicals should be written inside double quotation marks.) You can delete the year, because it’s clear from the context that the numeral refers to a year. “According to National Geographic, … Continue reading

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