People can be very creative with their punctuation, whether they use it too much, not enough or in new and wonderful ways. Colons and semicolons often bear the brunt of this.
Aaah, mobile phones. The ease with which they let us copywriters feed our grouchiness with sloppy language and questionable grammar.
Microsoft’s ‘Kid’s Corner’ should really be ‘Kids’ Corner’. It’s not just for one child; it’s for all children. Deliberate naming choice or slippery apostrophe?
Nope, it’s not a typo. But if you’re somebody who writes for a living you’ll more than likely be well acquainted with Muphry’s Law. Earlier this week was the first time I’d heard about it, but I found myself chuckling inwardly and nodding my head sagely. Muphry’s Law as defined by Wikipedia is: …an adageContinue reading “Writer? Then you’ll know Muphry’s Law”
I’m not one of those people who’s averse to using an exclamation mark. I also like commas, apostrophes and all the other types of punctuation. I don’t apologise if this sounds a bit geeky; I write for a living, so it’s right that I have an interest in how to use them to their bestContinue reading “Book: ‘Eats, shoots and leaves’”