The Compulsive Copyeditor

June 12, 2013

Hurry up please its time

Filed under: language degenerating,language evolving,punctuation — amba12 @ 9:16 am

“Join us as we sample through different styles of rum while learning about it’s rich history and exciting future.” Thus the e-newsletter of the New York City University of Chicago Alumni Club. One can take this* as a sign of the end of the world, or, as I do (with a deep sigh), as a sign that a not illogical change in the language is well on its way to being anointed by Webster’s. *And how many of you already haven’t got a clue what “this” even refers to?



  1. Its a travesty that requires another iteration of the style manual.

    Comment by chickelit — June 12, 2013 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

    • Is there a that/which error in my comment? I’ve never understood the rule and if I did it never stuck. Maybe if you explained it to me German I’d finally get it. :)

      Comment by chickelit — June 12, 2013 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  2. Ich glaube dass es keinen Fehler hier gibt. In bestimmten Zust√§nden darf man entweder “that” oder “which” gebrauchen.

    Comment by Annie Gottlieb — June 12, 2013 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

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