We found 55 favorite tweets.
Yeah, the caller said "Wooster," (with the "oo" in "look") in a classic only-locals-can-do-it voice.
I'm tired of the "because" shortcut. Because hackneyed. But I still liked this bit on it w/ &
Spotted at this morning's interview site. Approve!
Puzzled by college rivalries in Midwest, and by emphasis on professional sports. Longest I've gone w/o hearing "localvore", too.
Exchanged pleasantries w/ several strangers, asked presenter about XML classes, MET LEVAR BURTON. I win ALL the introvert prizes.
Who says "the retard"? Who, in this day and age, with all we know about neurology and developmental disabilities? Shame on you
I finally learned how to teach my guys to ID the passive voice. If you can insert "by zombies" after the verb, you have passive voice.
Thanks for the RT - you're everyone's favorite editrix!
"At [company X], we take [Y] seriously": "We don't care, but our lawyers do."
My daughter, watching Sam Waterston on "The Newsroom": "He's so much like Dad it's kind of creepy."
My new article on PerfectIt: Top Six Online Resources for Professional Editors
Where this tendency comes from is less obvious—prob. owes something to our weakness for certainty and corresponding aversion to uncertainty.
Proofreader. Editorial photo, 1944. What a suit! Going through archives today.
This is a postmodern tweet.
Can't wait to wear my new mix-and match punctuation earrings from Nerd Goddess!
I was always told if you are not working, then finding work should be your fill time job. Same with freelance
My first-ever published letter in our newspaper! In defence of copy editrs:
Oh, Downton Abbey, don't ever stop being vastly superior to all other television.
RT : Heard on the BBC: Three apples changed the world: Eve's, Newton's, and Steve Jobs's.
I sometimes get grief for prescriptivist tendencies, but a hired editor is a natural descriptivist, conforming to expectations.
Next time I do page flow, I'll say "I'm going to Gerri these dummies." It could apply to those desk chief tasks!
Oh, I LOVE THIS! RT : Parents will appreciate the plight of Scott Avett in this video. VIDEO
Here's my take: Sts= subj., are required=verb phrase, to fill...seats= infinitive phrase modif. "are required" (adverb)
Smishing is a REALLY fun word to say. Smishing smishing smishing. Love finding words like that.
What qualifies as a story? Is "I'm cranky and it's alliterative" a story?
Ha! I think the Holy Ghost is implied – fittingly, given its spectral status.
Coworker and his ipod are out for the day! I feel like a kid in a candy store! A candy store that does not play Rush!
Dear whoever invented Ibuprofen: Thank you.
Twitter plea to bloggers, writers, etc. Please put dates on your posts or articles > a clear 'date written/published' helps readers
It's biology! Duh. http://youtu.be/wwo8qxUit00
"City Hall" by seems an appropriate soundtrack as New York waits to see if the marriage equality bill passes the state senate.
Only 3 people should be correcting your grammar outside of work: your mother, your English teacher, and
Is sewing back on a severed hummajumma called "re-membering"?
Life is but a retweeted dream.
If you retweet stuff when no one's awake to see it, did it really get retweeted?
Sad but true. Or maybe ironic and moronic? RT : Why should PBS not be funded? Because they're too credible. http://goo.gl/jUlNx
I put my pants on like everybody else: after emerging from a tub of goo on a Cylon baseship.
A story's viral factor can easily beat SEO, says . Example: news of weird crimes.
Seriously, though. As fun as is, we don't edit our papers-websites-apps for other editors. We edit -- always -- for our readers
Editors should use their ears and minds, not rulebooks in a vacuum. -
As I learned at Competitor Group, being able to juggle different styles is key.
Are you getting married again or something?
Cellphone, smartphone going to one word. Applause (and one guy in the back booing).
I am unreasonably happy about this. : Today we change AP style from e-mail to email, no hyphen. via
Language evolves.Today we change AP style from e-mail to email, no hyphen. Our editors will announce it at today.
List of the Day: Lewis Carroll was born today in 1832: slithy, tove, brillig, gyre, grimble, mimsy, jabberwock, jubjub http://bit.ly/fnzaY1
The Taza Factory Store will be dug out and open for business today 11-6. You deserve chocolate as a reward for all that shoveling.
wotd: cacaofevier, meaning “transformer of cocoa beans into chocolate” http://bit.ly/e1Lrvx [Thanks !]
Trying (and failing) to get my focus back on work. Such is the fruit of the tree called too many meetings.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.-Benjamin Franklin