About time we have a thread to complain about all the stupid shit people do when they write articles etc.
I’m editing one article now where every single line was punctured by a line break halfway through. As if he were writing a poem. But it’s not.
(I’m pretty sure this thread will be relevant for at least a couple of other posters, but if not, I’ll just use this thread to complain to myself in an attempt to get it all out of my system.)
Presumably he’s C&P’d it from a PDF or something that has fucked the formatting, rather than deliberately written it like that?
But I’ll add one: People Who put two spaces after a full stop.
It’s because they don’t get enough practise. The pedants and associated zingers of DiS have probably improved my grammar no end.
There’s a typo in your post, fyi. Bit embarrassing.
Reckon at least 40% of the people on here will be two stop wankers and will have Very Strong Opinions on why they’re right (“it’s how I was always taught!”)
This is my second language you insensitive bastard
I was taught to do two stops (during 5 minute personal lessons on our primary school’s single computer), but it didn’t stick, thankfully.
Should actually be “five minute”, minute as in small, not as in a unit of time.
It’s difficult that one. We have to write a lot of events and I always get a bit confused. So, say The Diser’s Arms are putting on a party! Or The Diser’s Arms is putting on a party! I think the former, as it’s more of a group of people, rather than the venue itself
This person has also pasted in some links to some stuff he’s talking about. For a print magazine.
PSA: This is not a general grammar/spelling/typing thread and we don’t need to hear what everyone was taught in school.
misuse of the Oxford comma
Which sounds very clunky and overly formal for what we do
talking about bands sounds dumb when you use singular.
Absolutely, you’re totally in the clear here. That was aimed at everyone who’s going to come in to tell us how good they are at grammar etc.
Basically a non-job isn’t it? Oh I correct other people’s work. Just do your own.
sounds like you’re avoiding the question