The Comma Queen is back

Mary Norris, copy-editor and author of the usage guide Between you & me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, shares her knowledge on language use in a series of videos on The New Yorker.   Now in season two, the Comma Queen series discusses various usage problems as well as matters of punctuation in a straightforward, yet witty manner. Whether she physically attempts to split an infinitive or shares her insights into the editing process at The New Yorker, the videos are definitely worthwhile to watch. So go and click through them!

Here is her take on one of her pet peeves: massive.


About Carmen Ebner

Carmen Ebner is a PhD candidate at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and currently investigates attitudes towards British English Usage. Carmen is part of the project Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivists and the general public, which is supervised by Prof Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade.
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2 Responses to The Comma Queen is back

  1. The book is actually Between You & Me, not Between You & I.

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