Yesterday I was fooling around with the new template I’m using for my business site and realized that the template designers actually built a typo into the stylesheet. The stylesheet of the website which I am using to advertise my writing and editing abilities. There are three sections where the designers want me to be urging my customers to “read more…..” And I’m thinking, hey guys, awesome template, but you don’t get to invent new punctuation. What is this five-dot ellipsis nonsense?
You know, I can actually pinpoint the moment I became a grammar nazi. I was maybe four or five years old, riding in the car with my mom, when a song came on the radio in which the singer said ain’t. “He should say isn’t,” I told my mom primly. And it’s all been downhill from there.