The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Mock the vote

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Yeah, so, I’m sorry Jackie Norman. I can’t vote for a candidate that doesn’t support AP Style.

Let this be a warning to you other candidates out there: If you leave a flyer on my car, I’m going to copy edit it. I’ve got a red pen, and I’m not afraid to use it.

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Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

16 thoughts on “Mock the vote

  1. All hail AP Style! The over/more than mistake is my biggest peeve. My ex-company’s former president fancied himself a writer and we were always correcting his mistakes.

  2. Why is forty spelled out and 25 isn’t?!?!?!?!?!?! That doesn’t even make sense!

  3. Should ‘District 10’ be ‘District Ten?’ Would it be ok if both the 40 and 25 were numbers rather than spelled out?

    Always looking to improve my writing….

    Chris

  4. “Teflon hair.” Ha!

    I have to admit that I make a lot of those mistakes myself. Guess I shouldn’t be applying for any copyeditor positions.

    And how come sometimes there’s a comma before “and” and sometimes there’s not?

  5. This post made me break out in a cold sweat…
    The papers I handed-in in school usually came back with more red correction marks than the original copy…

    Years ago I started using three ellipses (…) at the end of every sentence because I think that in HTML the end of one sentence and the beginning of the next are much too close…

    I also like to use the “& n b s p ;” tag between sentences, but that can lead to occasional problems with unintended indentations on the next line…

    But yeah, there is nothing worse than some doofus butchering the AP Stylebook… Horrors…

  6. If only we could take our red pens to City Hall!

    And comma splices should be grounds for impeachment.

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