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These Are The Grammatical Errors Currently Plaguing The Autopian’s Staff: Tales From The Slack

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Parsko
Parsko
11 months ago

I ar engeneir. You’re farticle is currently cunfused me.

Peanut
Peanut
11 months ago

Did David really type “awful lonely” after all those rants?

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
11 months ago
Reply to  Peanut

DAVID, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID

Bqpqfb
Bqpqfb
11 months ago

I shared this article with my wife, who is an editor by training and profession. And yes, she loved it. But more importantly, she has two solid suggestions.

First, “Typos mean you’re human, bad grammar means you don’t care.” Should be the next Autopian t shirt.

Second, the thumbs up icon should be a horn that goes “beep beep.”

Iwannadrive637
Iwannadrive637
11 months ago

Blah, blah, blah. Where did you say the You-Hoos are?

Squirrelmaster
Squirrelmaster
11 months ago

As an engineer who manages the work of other engineers, what David highlights here gives me immense satisfaction. I’m an engineer who can talk to non-engineer humans, so I get the opportunity to try and decipher the grammatically incoherent comments my fellow engineers contribute and convert them into words with the correct meaning and sentences conveying the proper thoughts. For a bunch of folks who care very deeply about the numbers conveying the right value, it amused me how little they can care about their words conveying the right information!

Ben
Ben
11 months ago
Reply to  Squirrelmaster

I think you mean “try to decipher” 😛

DadBod
DadBod
11 months ago

It warms my Liberal Arts heart to see a mention of Strunk & White, I figured it was lost to history once emojis were born.

Trenton Abernathy
Trenton Abernathy
11 months ago

Now I need to know how DT feels about the Oxford Comma.

Donald Petersen
Donald Petersen
11 months ago

Ahem.

Quoth DT, “It’s fairly straightforward, and also in the legendary grammar book ‘Elements of Style’ by Strunk & White — a book that I bought for each member of our team (out of my own pocket!).”

Surely he knows that book titles (like movie titles, TV series titles, and record album titles) should be italicized, whereas short story titles (like TV episode titles and song titles) get wrapped in quotation marks.

Harrumph.

Harvey Park
Harvey Park
10 months ago

Also S&W is a grammar book the same way toilet paper is a tree.

Happy Walters
Happy Walters
11 months ago

Drivers *WHO*…
Readers *WHO*…
People *WHO*…

Also, The Chicago Manual of Style or GTFO.

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
11 months ago
Reply to  Happy Walters

I remember wanting to slap a few people with a thick copy of the AP Stylebook back in my Jello Picnic days.

(…and everywhere else I’ve ever worked, for that matter.)

Clear_prop
Clear_prop
11 months ago

These issues are way down the the list of grammar/editing/spelling issues on this site.

Every article has obvious simple errors without having to argue if Strunk & White or AP Style Guide is the one true answer.

The content is worth dealing with the grammar issues.

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