Posts tagged "grammar"

Jay Z’s Hyphen Seeks Understanding Apostrophe Friend

Fun fact: Jay Z apparently did away with his Jay-Z hyphen around three years ago. Of course, most of us didn’t pay attention. We liked the hyphen. We wanted it at our parties and movie outings. The rapper made the name change official in June, following the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy

Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2013

Your Grammar Still Sucks, Seriously

Jack, of JacksFilms, has made a career out of making fun of poorly written, badly worded, mostly illiterate Internet comments. For instance, there’s a disturbingly high number of people who confuse “rapper” and “raper.” It can make things really … awkward. In this, his 51st installment of the web series “Your Grammar Sucks,” Jack and…

Julie Gerstein / May 22, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: JacksFilms Dude Is The Ultimate Grammarian

I admit I’m even a little nervous writing this, because Jack of JacksFilms is generally concerned with only one thing — the paltry grammar of internet commenters and social networkers. Jack is so committed to his cause, that he’s managed to make nearly 50 hilarious videos about it. Each video features Jack reading off some…

Julie Gerstein / January 28, 2013

Flowers For The Etitor-In-Chef

A friend of mine received a lovely bouquet of flowers from her bosses, congratulating her on a job well done. Ally is an editor of a new travel magazine, and we think the card was supposed to read: “Congratulations on your new magazine, miss editor-in-chief. –Adam and Jake.” But that is so, so, so not…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2012

A History Of Umlauts In Pop Music

Lady Gaga didn’t think one video for “Yoü and I” was enough, so she has also created six “fashion films” about each of the vid’s assorted characters. She’s shown us the Nymph and the Bride and, today, she released the third video in the series about her mermaid alter ego, Yüyi. The film,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2011

Grammar 101 With Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden’s Twitter, the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, Courtney’s super sexy sensual tweets taught me how to take my own 140 character purple prose up a notch, but I knew there was so much more to learn from the 17-year-old wife of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. In addition to her enviable vocabulary, Courtney really…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 7, 2011

Why It’s Probably Not Smart To Go Toe-To-Toe With A Teacher

Face it, man, you’re never going to win this one.

Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

Fashion Fail: If Your Bad At Grammar, So Am I

I know I am not immune to the occasional grammatical mistake. On a day when a lot is going on at work and I’m in a rush to get something posted before dashing off to a meeting, I have been known to make mistakes. But let me tell you something — if I am going…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2011

Top 10 Celebrity Names That Irritate Copy Editors

Yesterday, just after Ami’s post “What Was Your Best Day Of 2010?” went live, a friend kindly emailed me to tell me that Miike Snow was misspelled. I appreciate her keeping me on my toes—as a Copy Editor tending to lots of posts throughout the day, there are things I miss sometimes. But the band…

Joanne Hinkel / December 17, 2010