Whore is not a word I bandy about or recommend to others, but It has undeniable staying power, offending people for more than a thousand years. The word came up in yesterday’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
Now that Yooper has entered the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary (which joins American Heritage Dictionary in considering it a worthy word), it’s fitting that some of the other vocabulary words of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan should enter the language as well. Eight years of living in the U.P.
My prize from the silent auction at this year’s American Copy Editors Society annual conference was a 1970 Associated Press Stylebook. It’s 52 pages, divided into 11 sections.
Some might say the Stylebook should have stopped there, but with a print edition topping 500 pages, the book is proving to be more relevant and useful than ever. I prefer my AP Stylebook online for easy searching.
With 12 brave participants, 40 observers, over 130 words, and almost three dozen thrilling rounds of spelling under pressure, the American Copy Editors Society spelling bee was a fun kickoff to the ACES conference in Vegas Wednesday night.
With 34.7 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry and 122 million being Irish enough at heart to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this seems like a good opportunity to indulge my Scots-Irish side. Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, everyone!