Comments: You may think it's close enough for rock and roll, but the Chicago Manual of Style disagrees

The whole world needs a copy editor. I've been concentrating my energies on "Wordplay" materials (like the release that talks about "Yankee's ace pitcher Mike Mussina").

Posted by Ellen at June 12, 2006 12:24 PM

I'm glad it was just an error, and my moist memory of Gaye's performance is safe.

Posted by Rick at June 12, 2006 03:23 PM

Personally, I prefer "things unloose a little oomph," though that probably conveys the opposite sense.

Unloose the oomph!

Posted by Orange at June 12, 2006 05:24 PM

Hey cool, I didn't know there was a new Sonic Youth album!

Posted by Doug Orleans at June 12, 2006 07:05 PM

Send it to them! Send it to them!

Posted by Emily at June 13, 2006 01:09 PM

>Delete "in" or "into" in "Sonic Youth manage to sneak in all sorts of noisy accents, oddball tunings, and crescendo transitions into their so-called pop record" -- redundant.

Deleting "into" won't work. Replacing it with "to," maybe?

Posted by Martha at June 15, 2006 11:23 AM

My mistake -- should just delete "in". Let me fix that.

Posted by Francis at June 15, 2006 11:30 AM

> "Thank you" as a noun is hyphenated and does not take an apostrophe when pluralizing

In your opinion, does anything take an apostrophe when pluralizing?

Posted by Matt M at June 16, 2006 12:39 AM

Sure: "There are three L's in a row in the phrase 'still life'."

Posted by Francis at June 16, 2006 01:48 AM

Also, "Hot dog's and frie's."

Posted by Orange at June 16, 2006 07:51 PM
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