In June and July, we showed our readers banished words, slang words, words of the year, and words that create sayings backed with extra meaning. We looked at commonly misused phrases and the history of even more common idioms. Looking back, we have filled our blog with a colorful cornucopia of word choices. We hope you have enjoyed this word-filled journey as much as we have enjoyed being your vocabulary tour guide.
And now, without further ado, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the word aficionados who contributed over the past two months:
- Tom Pink, Director of Public Relations at Lake Superior State University, for his second-annual interview about LSSU’s Banished Words List
- Allison Wright, an editor for Oxford Dictionaries, for her commentary on Oxford Dictionaries’ “Word of the Year”
- David Minthorn, co-editor of the AP Stylebook, for his insights on some of the Stylebook’s controversial word choice rulings
- Mark Forsyth, the man behind The Inky Fool, for giving us tips on how to compose memorable phrases
In August our blog will take a summer break, but first we are closing our series on words and word choice with a nod to beach lingo from the roaring 1920’s.
“To avoid being bellbuoys and water-lilies, we’re donning our films to join the beach combers and weak fish on the shore during the month of August.”
We look forward to bringing you new insights this fall, starting with our annual series on BIG projects in September!
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The Collaborative Services Blog Team