Read A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age Online Free - A World Without -Whom- is Eats, Shoots, & Leaves for the Internet age, and Emmy Favilla is the go-to expert of Internetspeak.
As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of -correct- style? With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of Internet-age expressiveness, Favilla argues that rather than try to preserve the sanctity of the written language as laid out by Strunk and White, we should be concerned with the larger issues of clarity, flexibility, playfulness, and political awareness. Her approach to the new rules--as practical as they are fun--will fascinate and delight believers and naysayers alike.
This engaging, provocative book about how language changes is as full of humor and charm as it is full of useful advice. Featuring uproarious emoji-strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable nerds of the Web copy world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without -Whom- is essential for anyone invested in the future of words and writing.
|Title||:||A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age|
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December 25, 2017
I enjoy a good language book, and this one was great fun. Despite her breezy, devil-may-care tone, I have a feeling Favilla could quote the rules from various style books until whoever listening drifted into a coma. She doesn't follow all of them, but I like that she knows them.
The author is the...
November 04, 2017
John and Hank Green spent a third of a Dear Hank and John episode trying to decide how to spell the colloquial form of casual. Cash would be confused with money. Instead of a 17-minute discussion, they could have just asked BuzzFeed. In growing from clickbait quizzes asking “Which pie are you?” t...
November 13, 2017
Word nerds rejoice! Favilla's A World Without Whom is the nerdy, compelling, and hilarious guide to grammar/spelling/punctuation the world didn't know it needed (unlike the word "whom," which Favilla posits the world definitely *does not* need). This fast-paced read is filled with in-depth discus...
December 21, 2017
What a great book! I learned a lot about some things that I imagine copy editors have always grappled with, as well as the particular style of writing that is common in texts and in many sites on the internet.
The theme that runs through this book is that there are certain things that writers ough...
September 04, 2017
What a fun read! I enjoyed discovering the thought process and history behind BuzzFeed's style guide (because nerd!). Emmy gives an insider's look at the unique style issues that come up in BuzzFeed content. She also recognizes that BuzzFeed's style is not for everyone ("you do you," etc.), yet s...
November 12, 2017
Style guide for the social media generation and those that want to communicate with them.
Based on the Buzzfeed Style Guide (https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmyf/buzzfe...) and written by the same author, A World Without Whom goes further by explaining the whys behind the rules. Emily also pokes fun at...
November 09, 2017
I liked this, even as someone who can admittedly be a stickler about language and grammar, always has an opinion about the Oxford comma, and is not 100% down for the social acceptance of run-on sentences. Favilla covered all of these subjects and much more in her book, which is essentially a styl...
July 21, 2017
Review of format: The advance electronic galley copy of this book displays inadequately on both my Kindle ebook reader and Android phone. I believe that, unless the book undergoes a major overhaul, it will continue to do so in its final version. If you read using either of these gizmos, you may w...
November 11, 2017
Must-read for writers: How to adapt to language changes and maintain consistency
Language changes and it is difficult to get used to new vocabulary or syntax and this is what the book is about. Emmy J. Favilla, BuzzFeed Copy Chief, in a fun-to-read manner, walks the reader through the changes but...
November 09, 2017
Language is a dynamic dance and Emmy Favilla knows all the steps. From the archaic and formal waltz with words to the new social media rhythms and improvisational internet jigs, this guide is for both linguists and learners, anyone who notices the nuances of the English language and those advance...