Featured Topic: Scary Words
When your authors hand you their favorite stories about Halloween-related words today, don’t be scared. Check them against the articles in today’s News Roundup. Happy Halloween!
- “12 Style Tips for Halloween”: Goose bumps or goosebumps? Halloween or Hallwe’en? It might depend on which dictionary you follow. (American Copy Editors Society Blog)
- “Our Favorite Witchy Words”: Do you know the connections badmouth and fly-by-night have to Halloween? (The Week)
- “The Jack-O’-Lantern and the Will-O’-the-Wisp”: Although jack-o’-lantern dates back far, it didn’t always mean “a carved pumpkin.” (The American Heritage Dictionary)