12/17/12 News Roundup
Check out these WOTY nominees. Also in today’s News Roundup: one reason more typos are getting through; what’s wrong with moist, the hierarchy of daring, and checking your literary privilege at the door.
“The Year in Words, 2012 Edition”: Some contenders for Word of the Year. (Word Routes)
More great articles
- “Watch the Copy Editor Fumble”: In today’s climate, it happens more often than it used to. (You Don’t Say)
- “Hydrated and Delicious”: Pity useful words hated for no good reason. (Language Log)
- “Double-Dog Dare You”: This slang phrase may have nothing to do with dogs. (World Wide Words)
- “Literacy Privilege: How I Learned to Check Mine Instead of Making Fun of People’s Grammar on the Internet”: Making fun of people’s poor grammar does not help them become better at it.(Painting the Grey Area)