Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Style & Substance

The latest Style & Substance newsletter from the Wall Street Journal is out. Of special interest is the desk's ruling on the word "fraudster" (it stands) and the initialisms CFIUS and OFHEO (one's surprisingly ruled a "household acronym" and one's not).

I always enjoy the quizzes included in these newsletters. My favorite on this test is No. 3: "The cabin of the plane is about half a meter wider than a 747."

That would be a pretty wide cabin. What the writer meant was "wider than a 747's." This is an awfully common error.

Find the PDF here.


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