The inimitable Stephen Fry takes on language pedants, and thereby provides a lesson for everyone. (Copy editors, please do not view):
Further example of noun to verb usage: doing a Palin?
Is it really accurate to refer to Tim Rogers as a “gang”?
The great Lord Melchett!
Rich language is such a luxury, especially when modern communication is distilled, smashed and abbreviated down to 140 characters at a time.
@BLP – Beautiful! QED.
Yes, sod them all to Hades.
As I was recently ‘the pedant’ when I corrected Ms. Kristen Chenowith’s spelling of the word “y’all” on Twitter, I needed this gentle reminder. Thanks, Wick.
P.S. She spelled it “ya’ll”. Really. If that doesn’t make a vein pop out on your forehead…
“None of these ARE important to me” — hilarious. I’m a former copy editor, and I loved this.
I’m taking this one to school!
But I’m still taking my red pen.