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9 May 2012

Writing

  1. “Blog” vs “blogpost”

    Complaining to the ‘Guardian’ about misuse.

Links

  1. An Interview With James Bridle of the New Aesthetic - The Huffington Post

    Brilliant: “a lot of people out there have basically gone ‘the New Aesthetic is wrong’ and it can be many things but it can’t be wrong because I just made it up.”

  2. Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture | Quote Investigator

    Quite lengthy investigation of the elusive origins of that quote. (via @alanconnor)

Tweets

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    @alicebartlett I CLICKED ‘LIKE’ THREE TIMES!

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    @Thayer @D_Nye_Griffiths @gilest @mathowie Thanks all. Should be interesting!

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    @jonheslop Bon voyage!

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    I’m going to be doing some work with @readmatter on making a thing: bit.ly/KM4eAY Splendid.

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    @DeanVipond I’m almost a bit confused about which is real.

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    I’m not one for recommending twitterers, but joyfold @ProfessorUnwin is a beautymost tweeploder. Deep joy.

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    @pixellent Oh. Well. I didn’t realise you wanted it straight. Hmm, that’ll take a bit longer, sorry.

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    @pixellent I bet I could cut it quicker. “Quicker” is the only important criteria right?

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    @harikunzru Did you see TV doc about renovating St Pancras? V good, but the committee who commissioned that obviously knew little about art.

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    @suegyford Fair enough. I will refer to you writing newspapers about particular topics in future. I’m sure it’ll make sense. :p

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    @maxgadney Maybe a service like graze.com, but for unhealthy snacks?

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    @suegyford So if I say “I saw a great blog about Borgen” you can tell exactly what I mean? You is psychic.

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    @frankieroberto @bruntonspall First they came for the language pedants…

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    @suegyford Sure, language evolves. But language should also be clear, and saying “blog” when you mean “blogpost” is ambiguous and confusing.

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    @frankieroberto @bruntonspall I don’t get into arguments/discussions on Twitter - it is futile.

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    @mrdanielweir Yup, I know, I just linked to Meg’s excellent post :)

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    @frankieroberto @bruntonspall Let’s not open prescriptive vs descriptive debate in 140 chars :) Language can still be clear or ambiguous.

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    @aden_76 @riglondon I have nothing apart from these life-size networked dolls! DAVIESBOT, MAKE MORE TEA! NOT POST-DIGITAL TEA, NORMAL TEA!

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    Me ranting about “blog” vs “blogpost” to the @guardian’s readers’ editor: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

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    @frankieroberto @bruntonspall Many wrong things are also understandable.

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    @riglondon 1/7 of RIG is IN THE OFFICE. :)

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    @bruntonspall It’s in the styleguide but I’ve seen it misused three times in the past two days. Once by the readers’ editor…

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    @moleitau @minor9th It sounds – and I’m sure it is – delicious. Still sounds like a euphemism though.

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    @guardianstyle Why do Gdn writers keep getting “blog” and “blogpost” confused, when it’s correct in your style guide? bit.ly/IHNDxv

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    @benterrett *rolls up sleeves*

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    I may have long given up on “weblog” v “blog” but not “blog” v “blog post”. I am looking at you, illiterate @guardian!

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    @minor9th You all keep eating “hobo bread” and I’m assuming it’s a euphemism for something found on the street. Old Metros? Turds?