Complaining to the ‘Guardian’ about misuse.
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.”
Quite lengthy investigation of the elusive origins of that quote. (via @alanconnor)
@alicebartlett I CLICKED ‘LIKE’ THREE TIMES!
@jonheslop Bon voyage!
@DeanVipond I’m almost a bit confused about which is real.
I’m not one for recommending twitterers, but joyfold @ProfessorUnwin is a beautymost tweeploder. Deep joy.
@pixellent Oh. Well. I didn’t realise you wanted it straight. Hmm, that’ll take a bit longer, sorry.
@pixellent I bet I could cut it quicker. “Quicker” is the only important criteria right?
@harikunzru Did you see TV doc about renovating St Pancras? V good, but the committee who commissioned that obviously knew little about art.
@suegyford Fair enough. I will refer to you writing newspapers about particular topics in future. I’m sure it’ll make sense. :p
@suegyford So if I say “I saw a great blog about Borgen” you can tell exactly what I mean? You is psychic.
@suegyford Sure, language evolves. But language should also be clear, and saying “blog” when you mean “blogpost” is ambiguous and confusing.
@mrdanielweir Yup, I know, I just linked to Meg’s excellent post :)
@riglondon 1/7 of RIG is IN THE OFFICE. :)
@bruntonspall It’s in the styleguide but I’ve seen it misused three times in the past two days. Once by the readers’ editor…
@moleitau @minor9th It sounds – and I’m sure it is – delicious. Still sounds like a euphemism though.
@benterrett *rolls up sleeves*
I may have long given up on “weblog” v “blog” but not “blog” v “blog post”. I am looking at you, illiterate @guardian!
@minor9th You all keep eating “hobo bread” and I’m assuming it’s a euphemism for something found on the street. Old Metros? Turds?