Words We’re Scared To Use: But, but, but…

Words We’re Scared To Use: But, but, but…

The first in an occasional series about words that people are wary of using… 1. But me some buts! For me, one of the best lessons in editing came from reading out essays during college tutorials. Bleary with sleeplessness yet strung out with the gallon of coffee...
All Greek?

All Greek?

There’s nothing like a continent-spanning currency crisis to spawn new vocabulary. And when the cradle of Western civilisation is at the heart of that crisis, there are several thousand years of cultural allusions and punning opportunities for headline-writers to...
Hooray for Giraffedata!

Hooray for Giraffedata!

There are few things more heartening than reading of a lone, heroic struggle against the forces of darkness. So we at Copylab were delighted to learn of Giraffedata, aka Bryan Henderson, a crusader against ugly prose on Wikipedia.   Giraffedata wages his war on a...