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Wokeness Trumps Grammar? Columbia Journalism Review Grilled For Capitalizing 'Black' But Not 'white' In Ethnicity References

( education / news / politics / grammar )
The Columbia Journalism Review has received a barrage of internet scorn after attempting to justify its policy of capitalizing 'black' but not 'white', when referring to ethnicity. "Isn't this a bit racist?" Twitter has asked. Rea ... read more

Should I Capitalize That Dog Breed Name?

( education / language / english / grammar )
In a word, no. See style.mla.org/capitalizing-names-of-dog-breeds Do not routinely capitalize the names of dog breeds. Many breed names are composed of proper nouns that you capitalize like Boston and generic terms (like retriever or terrier) that ... read more

Spelling And Grammar Online

( education / language / grammar / internet )
When is that spelling and grammar checking feature coming to Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Oh right, they probably don't want to insult 90% of their users. Never mind. It's not that my own (or anyone's) grammar and punctuation are flawless (because there are so many contradictory rules), but can we all at least try harder for the... read more

Another Grammar Complaint

( education / language / english / grammar )
I used to be able to spot junk email by its bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. Now, even legitimate emails often fail the test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad.... read more

Yet Another Grammar Rant

( education / language / grammar )
In addition to "honoring our veteran's," how about if we honor our teachers who taught us punctuation, spelling, and the difference between possessive and plural? :)... read more

This Week's Literacy Rant

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OK, people, the word is led (when pronounced led) not lead unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it in news articles written by supposed journalists. ... read more

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