Official dictionaries regularly add new words in order to keep up with our changing language. Often these have taken shape on social media platforms. The Oxford Dictionary language reference site recently added ‘bae’, ‘selfie stick’ and ‘cyberwarrior’. It was thrilling to see the term ‘concern troll’ listed on the site too because I’ve been thinking about new terms recently. (Clearly, a concern troll is “A … Continue reading New social terms wanted! #sosheterm
When I studied journalism at the University of South Australia in the late 80s/early 90s, one of the compulsory text was The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. It was my introduction to style guides and an early lesson in the value of having a touchstone when it comes to … how you write stuff. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you … Continue reading Got style?