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November 19, 2012  3:09 PM

Oneself or one’s self?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, Twitter, word meanings

  Which is correct? Twitter tip: Don't call yourself by name in your profile bio, use "I" or "me" instead. Speaking about _________ in the third person sounds pretentious and psychologically unstable. a. one's self b. oneself

October 17, 2012  2:45 PM

I don’t like it, you don’t like it … but there may be some slight excuse for “decisioning”

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, flamebait, jargon, jargon glossary, non-words, tech writing, verbing

  I'm carrying on from yesterday's post on decisioning, which generated some heated responses. The

October 2, 2012  9:03 PM

Do you put spaces around em dashes?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, em dashes, punctuation

Which is correct? 1. Vendors—including Apple, Google and Microsoft—all...

September 24, 2012  1:28 PM

The importance of careful language

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, netiquette

I was surprised, recently, by a message from Donna Morton, an indigenous peoples activist and CEO of the green tech company First Power. Donna was commenting on our use of the word "savage." She said it had...

March 21, 2012  1:43 PM

Low and behold? Lo and behold?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
busines writing, CIO, commonly misspelled words, grammar, lo and behold, low and behold

typing Which is correct? Rim cut the


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