April 23, 2018
Proofreading Tips and StrategiesTOPICS: COPY EDITING, GRAMMAR, proofreading
Everyone makes mistakes. Even people who know better. No matter how much you know about language, you're never immune from typos. Here are some strategies for proofreading to help you catch every one.
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Whoa, There. What's with 'Woah' and 'Whoah'?Posted by June on April 23, 2018
LABELS: GRAMMAR, WHOA WOAH WHOAH
Like a lot of little girls, I was obsessed with horses. I found a trove of horse stories in my school library and dived head first into "Old Bones the Wonder Horse" by Mildred Mastin Pace and "The Golden Mare" by William Corbin.
By the time I was 9, I'd seen the word "whoa" in print so many times, it was unfathomable that anyone might spell this horse command differently. Then, about a year ago, I noticed a stranger on social media responding to a news story with "woah."
Not long after, I saw this spelling again. Then, just a few days before this writing, I saw a tweet from Atlantic magazine editor David Frum responding to a news item with (get this): "whoah.
June Casagrande is a writer and journalist whose weekly grammar/humor column, “A Word, Please,” appears in community newspapers in California, Florida, and Texas. more
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