Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Credit Where Credit Is Due

We copy editors often complain about the state of grammar and punctuation used in the world outside publishing. If you ever have a dinner date with a copy editor (I hear the laughter over at the real Style Council already), plan on a minimum of five minutes in which your copy editor dinner date (seriously, girls, stop laughing) will bemoan the low literary state of the establishment's menu. The same goes for billboards, marketing circulars and graffiti.

But sometimes the world gets it right, such as on my coffee mug, found below. That second line is a comma minefield, but the writer and editor took the task head-on, robustly and courageously employing commas after "Pimp" and "Tom."

Coffee mug, I salute you.


11 Comments:

Blogger Gendy said...

Hey, what's our style for "Los Angeles Times"? Is it LATimes? L.A. Times? or just full on Los Angeles Times, never abbreviated ever because they say so?

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Blogger Craig said...

"Los Angeles Times" or "L.A. Times" are both acceptable. Set them in ital, and don't capitalize the "the."

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Blogger Julianne K. Gorman said...

FIND THE SPELLING ERROR ON THE MENU is my favorite pre-restaurant meal ritual. I'm not kidding--my boyfriend is beyond tired of this little game--regardless of how obscure my find happens to be or how much pleasure I derive from the process.

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Blogger Derek said...

Grammar
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