Grammar Wars III: Return of Newspeak

Grammar Wars III: Return of Newspeak

You knew this was going to happen, right? Hopefully, it won’t mean I come back in a few years with three more posts that grossly disappoint everyone. The reason for yet another grammar article was, you guessed it, another embarrassing gaff on my part. As before, I believe it illustrates another interesting point in modern grammar; the effect technology is having on grammar and the language and the gradual shift towards fulfilling George Orwell‘s prediction of Newspeak.

Grammar Wars II – The Editor Strikes Back

Grammar Wars II – The Editor Strikes Back

Last week’s ‘Grammar Wars‘ post was extremely popular amongst old and new readers. Yet it wasn’t free of problems and revealed a couple of other points worth exploring. Plus, the obvious sequel title was just too tempting.

Grammar Wars

Grammar Wars

Although, by night, I may pose as a mild-mannered blogger and amateur scriptwriter, by day I work as copywriter and online editor for Netregistry. Therefore, I was a little surprised to receive the following comment on a recent promotional piece I wrote to launch the new web copy service.

Copy Write Versus Copyright: Definitions and Answers

Copy Write Versus Copyright: Definitions and Answers

Checking my website statistics, I have been amazed recently at the number of visitors who come to the site mistakenly believing it contains discussions on copyright law. Google searches such as “How to copy write a movie” and “The law behind copy write” persuade me that there is some confusion between copyright and copy write. On clicking back through to one of these Google searches I was even more amazed to find a high number of forum posts, web articles and more that talk about “copy write infringement”, “the difference between copywrite and trademarks” and other similarly misguided missives.