08/14/14 News Roundup: Zombie Rules and Usage Advice
Submitted by Erin Brenner on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:20am
Zombie rules are on the loose! Zombie rules are on the loose! In today’s News Roundup, some of our friends attempt to bury a few zombies for good. Help them out, won’t you?
- “To Offensively Split Infinitives”: Should you appease a few peevers or publish writing that please most readers? (Sentence First)
- “When ‘Literally’ Means Literally …”: Why do we get so worked up about the emphatic use of literally? (Bridging the Unbridgeable)
- “When Did We Start Caring About ‘Hopefully’? 250 Years of English Usage Advice”: A database of usage guide advice shows we’re adding more problems rather than solving them. (Slate)