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For the BuzzFeed Age: A Non-Stamdard Guide to Language
A World Without Whom by "A provocative and jaunty romp through the dos and don'ts of writing for the internet" (NYT)--the practical, the playful, and the politically correct--from BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy Favilla. A World Without "Whom"isEats, Shoots & Leavesfor the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of webspeak. As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of "correct" writing? When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL. With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White: A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable word nerds in the digital media world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without "Whom"is essential for readers and writers of virtually everything: news articles, blog posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.
Call Number: PN147 .F38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
Favilla is the copy chief at BuzzFeed and developed the BuzzFeed Style Guide, the word list for which can be found in Appendix I of this book. The book is an unapologetic argument for accepting, without bemoaning, the reality of language change, regional differences in language use,and the influence of social media. Whether you agree, disagree or some combination of both, the book is worth looking at.
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