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2014-03-21 08:51:47 AM
MSTD is setting rules for our language now?
 
2014-03-21 08:52:57 AM
So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.
 
2014-03-21 09:04:53 AM
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Huh?
 
2014-03-21 09:16:30 AM
I really hope this decision comes less than review.
 
2014-03-21 09:17:06 AM
I've had more than enough of your shenanigans subby
 
2014-03-21 09:27:01 AM
Nicely done, subby.

ampoliros: So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.


I'm afraid we're long past the day when newspapers led writing style.
 
2014-03-21 10:05:56 AM
FTA: "Over" is fine when referring to a quantity

i.imgur.com

Approves.
 
2014-03-21 10:09:51 AM
I am morethanwhelmed at this news.

/double plus ungood.
 
2014-03-21 10:27:09 AM
I don't think I'll ever get more than Macho Grande.
 
2014-03-21 11:26:40 AM
I had an English teacher in high school who refused to accept "hopefully" as a word with any meaning. I sort of get it, but not really.
 
2014-03-21 12:07:03 PM

Smeggy Smurf: MSTD is setting rules for our language now?


If you consider style manuals like dictionaries, they don't dictate the rules, they just describe how words and language are used.
 
2014-03-21 12:56:31 PM

jfarkinB: Nicely done, subby.

ampoliros: So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.

I'm afraid we're long past the day when newspapers led writing style.


Is that your lede, ready to go over to lead?
 
das
2014-03-21 12:58:22 PM
AP is weak.
 
2014-03-21 01:46:56 PM

Sybarite: I really hope this decision comes less than review.


Isn't that "fewer"?

/actually a copyeditor
//in fact, I should get back to that.
///cold, dead hands, etc.
 
2014-03-21 01:49:25 PM

das: AP is weak.


I didn't know they even had a stylebook. Clearly, it's of little use if they just codify sloppiness.

I use the following style guides: Globe and Mail; Chicago Manual of Style; S& W Elements of Style; Fowler's and Cambridge Guide to English Usage.

Most of it is, however, internalized at this stage.
 
2014-03-21 03:11:58 PM

ampoliros: So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.


Language can't be right or wrong.

There are literally over a bajillion ways to interpret language.
 
2014-03-21 03:16:36 PM

sendtodave: ampoliros: So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.

Language can't be right or wrong.

There are literally over a bajillion ways to interpret language.


How dare you insult my grandmother!
 
2014-03-21 03:27:45 PM

sendtodave: ampoliros: So basically, they're not making a rulebook/style manual anymore. They're documenting what is common and pushing everyone to that whether it's right or wrong.

Language can't be right or wrong.

There are literally over a bajillion ways to interpret language.


Correct-ish. But they publish a style manual. What they're doing is basically the equivalent of the AKC saying, "You know, nobody wants English Bulldogs to have short snouts. We should just take that out." And then you say, "That's fine, it's still a dog so it doesn't matter."

The point being that if you're going to just let anything be AP style, why the hell is there an AP style?
 
2014-03-21 04:13:04 PM
What pisses me off is when news and commercials use "over" when the truth is "exactly".
 
2014-03-21 11:46:42 PM
You'll get more than it.
 
2014-03-22 05:31:04 AM

Valiente: Sybarite: I really hope this decision comes less than review.

Isn't that "fewer"?

/actually a copyeditor
//in fact, I should get back to that.
///cold, dead hands, etc.


www.english.illinois.edu
 
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