Story | Feb 14, 2014 | 3:39 PM
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Story | Mar 18, 2014 | 4:57 PMI've gotten a lot of emails recently about where to put periods and commas relative to quotation marks. The notes were prompted by a recent column in which I mentioned that, in American English, a period or comma always comes before a closing quote mark (as in "fella.") rather than after one (as in "fella".).
Story | Jan 28, 2014 | 2:20 PM
According to my 1933 Oxford Universal Dictionary, "good-bye" and "co-operate" are hyphenated, neither "leg room" nor "birth rate" can be run together into single word, and "teenager" doesn't exist. But open a current dictionary like Webster's New...
Story | Dec 26, 2013 | 9:39 AM
Though many in this digital age maintain that print is headed toward extinction, a Dec. 15 article in the Los Angeles Times says this may not be so. It seems that a number of online-only publications have begun to reconsider print — at least for...
Story | Oct 31, 2013 | 7:30 PM