Mighty Red Pen

February 22, 2012

Love some links

Filed under: Overseen,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 6:47 pm
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•  Cartoonist Mark Parisi on the importance of proofreading and other editorial matters. Because, yes, it makes a difference if you tell someone pretty that they’re petty.

•  xkcd on what happens when you what you want is Etymology Man but you accidentally call Entomology Man. I know, it’s so easy to mix those two up, but sometimes it really matters.

•  Cats as fonts!  I mean, who can resist the opportunity to make fun of Comic Sans? Againvia @wisekaren

February 7, 2012

As time goes by

Filed under: Grammar goddess — mighty red pen @ 5:38 pm
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H/t to Wiley for reminding us of the timelessness of our struggle as editors.

H/t David.

 

February 5, 2012

The secret lives of English teachers

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Mister MRP is an English teacher, so I’ve been to a couple of English faculty parties over the years. Let me tell you, as fun as they are, they don’t even approach the level of rowdiness shown here.

H/t to Dave Blazek.

July 12, 2011

The secret life of word nerds

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 6:21 pm
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Hat tip to xkcd for this excellent comic.

H/t to @the_copyeditor.

 

November 11, 2010

Your [sic] gonna love this

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:34 pm
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Here’s a little love note to the pedants out there, from the ever-humorous Natalie Dee:

Hat tip to @CopyCurmudgeon.

February 28, 2010

I got the fever, and the only cure is more feta

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 8:32 am
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I say acidophilus, you say the Acropolis. Let’s call the whole thing off.

“Rhymes with Orange,” February 27, 2010

H/t Rhymes with Orange.

October 30, 2009

I’ll Facebook you

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 6:10 pm
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nonsequitur

Hat tip to Non Sequitur.

April 28, 2009

It’s in their job description, actually

Filed under: Word wars — mighty red pen @ 6:37 pm
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words-cant-describe

Hat tip: Toothpaste for Dinner.

February 25, 2009

Not your mother’s book report

Filed under: Lit review,Uncategorized,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 7:49 pm
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book-report2

Hat tip: Married to the Sea.

December 16, 2008

Good for what ails you

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 8:05 pm
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savage-chickens1

Hat tip to Mots Justes and Savage Chickens.

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