A World Without "whom": The Essential Guide To Language In The Buzzfeed Age
"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" is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for 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 th...
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (November 14, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 280287
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“As a BuzzFeed fan and somewhat newbie copyeditor, I really enjoyed this one. It's fascinating to learn the logic behind a copy chief's style decisions, and Emmy Favilla is a damn good writer. It takes some guts to embrace 'net speak, to find the best...”
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.