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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Beyond Search and Replace
Using Your Head as Well as Your Stylebook
You Could Look It Up!
How to Use a Dictionary With Style
Holding The (Virtual) Fort
Disturbing Trends in the Information Age
||Arbitrary Capitalization: After playing Chess, let's have a Turkey Sandwich|
| ||Call It UNINATI: The United Nations' initial assault on the language|
Write What You Mean, Mean What You Write
Giving 110 Percent
Why You Needed Those Math Classes After All
Matters of Sensitivity
Correctness, Political and Otherwise
||Dirty Mind, Clean Copy: Why every copy desk could use a 13-year-old boy|
He Said, She Said
Quotations in the News
||"It Is I," Said the Fullback: "Correcting" Quotes Is Incorrect|
The Big Type
Headlines and Captions
Dash It All, Period
The Finer Points of Punctuation
The Curmudgeon's Stylebook
||"The 5" Habits of Highly Hollywood People: Interstate highways carry an intrastate regionalism
Infinitives: Split away!
| ||Sloppy Similes: Why does Paul McCartney want me to live on his piano?
Moniker Lewinsky: Middle initials sometimes get in the way of common sense
| ||The "The": Put That Down! Know an article's rightful owner before you decide whether to capitalize
| ||I'm a Member of the Media, but I'm Not a Medium: "Media" isn't always plural, no matter
what you've been taught
| ||Retronyms, or Sometimes a Muffin Is Just a Muffin: Technology's march adds clarifying adjectives to formerly clear terms
Passive Aggression: The active voice is overrated
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