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Archive for January 2012

Former-Latter

Have you ever got­ten con­fused over the dif­fer­ences between “lat­ter” and “for­mer”? Here’s an exam­ple of how peo­ple use the two words: “I enjoy read­ing Entrepreneur and Inc, but pre­fer the lat­ter over the for­mer.” “Former” refers to the first of TWO per­sons or things. Example: “This […]

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The Many Facets of Fonts

By Judy Vorfeld Did you know that most typ­ists use serif fonts (like Times Roman & Times New Roman) for text? Or that this type of font is designed so the reader’s eye moves smoothly from let­ter to let­ter? Yep. The lit­tle squig­gles you see on serifs […]

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Exclamation Marks!!

By Judy Vorfeld Are you one of those peo­ple who hates punc­tu­a­tion? Or per­haps you love it. So much that you may, pos­si­bly, overuse it????? Especially the excla­ma­tion mark!!!! Read on, and maybe you’ll change your mind or shift your view … Exclamations: sharp or sud­den utter­ance that […]

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Eek-Eke

By Judy Vorfeld EEK! The ori­gin of this inter­jec­tion prob­a­bly lies in car­toon world, when the hero­ine jumped up on a chair and shrieked, “Eek! A mouse!” These days it’s still an infor­mal, usu­ally humor­ous expres­sion of anx­i­ety. Think of it as a “lite,” high-pitched shriek. Example: Terri looked […]

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Bulleted Lists: Capitalization and Punctuation

By Judy Vorfeld Did you know that before the intro­duc­tion of word pro­cess­ing (via word proces­sors and com­put­ers), most pub­li­ca­tions dis­played lists in either out­line form or num­bered lists. Now we have bul­lets. This cre­ates a new layer of con­fu­sion on how to use cap­i­tal­iza­tion and punc­tu­a­tion in […]

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