Nerds

If you don’t know or care what The Chicago Manual of Style is, please skip this post. Similarly, you should skip this post if you believe that you should use two spaces after a period, don’t give a f**k about an Oxford comma, or think that Microsoft Word’s default options are just dandy.

If you’ve sur­vived the cut (Hi, Sarah!), enjoy these out­takes from the CMOS team as they prepped the release of the 16th edition.

When you really think about it, what is an en dash good for?

I just fin­ished chap­ter 10. For the next few days, I may be able to speak only in abbre­vi­a­tions, some of them Latin.

I’m no expert either, but that’s not going to keep me from giv­ing my opinion.

Please stop using spread­sheet as a verb. Are you gonna spread­sheet that?

More here. H/​t Gapers Block.