Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jargon adjustment

Only use the word boondoggle if a govt program cost $1 billion, otherwise call it money well spent.about 9 hours ago from TweetDeck

Proper punctuation

If the news is really big, don't be afraid to throw in a few exclamation points.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Reliable sources II

If you think something is true but can't get it verified, send it to yourself and then write "a source said in an email"

Flu freighter

Refer to the Olympic torch run by its formal name, not as the Trans-Canada H1N1 Express

Reliable sources

Don't report something just because a blogger writes about it. But if a bunch of bloggers start quoting that blogger, well...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

No words to say

There are over 200,000 words in the English language, but that doesn't cover every situation. Feel free to make one up to suit your needs

Claus and effect

Santa Clause is a movie. The jolly old elf is Santa Claus. Bob's dog is Santa Claws but it's doubtful you'll need that information.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Star light, star fright

Photo advisory: be sure to get your stars right. For example, do not confuse photos of Michael Jackson and Terry Hatcher.

A prince in your pants

Royal style: Charles is the Prince of Wales, not the President of Kotex.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The trouble with plurals

Remember: the English language is funny, but the plural of loser is not Leafs.

DST: Yours to recover

DST clarification for Ontarians: stands for Daylight Saving Time, not Dalton Sales Tax