Featured Topic: Usage and Style
Today’s News Roundup covers an outdated style rule, a coming-of-age usage rule, and new court ruling with an uncommon word.
- “Hey, Associated Press Stylebook, Some Friendly Advice: No. 1”: Time to clean out the garage and dump this style rule. (You Don’t Say)
- “They: A Singular Pronoun”: The Usage Panel is coming round to the idea of singular they. (The American Heritage Dictionary)
- “Don’t Tread on Me”: There’s an important distinction between trammel and trample. (Language Corner)