Let’s not get laissez-faire over this. There are rules! So, settle down with your café noir, if that’s your preference, and let’s discuss italics.
Do you know your recto from your verso? What’s the difference between MSS and MS? What is this stet I keep seeing on the page? Definitions at the end of the post!
My job is frequently portrayed as being about pedantry. The correct use of the comma, the correct use of subject, verb agreement, the correct spellings.
But that’s not always the case.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s New Words List for April 2020 gives these new terms. If you are interested in finding the definitions, head over to their amazing website. It’s one I am using constantly, as words continue to morph and usage changes, especially in these times!
The current situation has produced a whole new vocabulary. Some words are new, some have been brought out of retirement to be used in these uncertain times.
It’s Shakespeare week. It’s well known that the Bard coined many phrases that we still use today. Did you know that these well used phrases were all penned by Shakespeare?