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One of things that most startled me when I left the newsroom for life as a public servant was discovering just how devoted non-journalists are to capital letters. At the university where I work, it is accepted style to capitalize University when it stands alone and refers to our institution. It’s fine if you want […]
My, how the comma vexes us. Otherwise reasonable people wage bitter Twitter squabbles about whether to use a comma before the final and in a series, arguing as if it actually mattered. It doesn’t. I bought milk, eggs and cheese. I bought milk, eggs, and cheese. See? Using or omitting the serial comma isn’t a […]