Tuesday, March 17, 2009
If it's Tuesday, then it's time to check the latest dispatch on After Deadline at the New York Times online site. Updated weekly and written by Philip Corbett, After Deadline discusses language usage and gives recent examples that ran in the NYT. Corbett is also in charge of the Times's style manual and gives updates to changes. This week's topic is verbs. There's also a lively comment section, where readers, mostly sticklers and purists (read, cranks), add their own two cents.