Copy Writing, Editor Humour, Writing

Toque? Ten Canadianisms for the New Year #editor humour #writing

The English language is constantly evolving away from its British origins long ago. Canadians recognize Americanisms or Britishisms when we’re travelling (grits? tyre?) — here are a few Canadianisms most of us should recognize and a link to a book with many more compiled for us. Can you think of any more?

From ‘toque’ to ‘mickey,’ ten Canadianisms that leave other English speakers utterly confused | National Post.

Editor Humour, Proofreading

Editor Humour: Toronto Star Blooper #editing #funny

Lovely error from the Toronto Star this morning — check out how much this dude has to pay in spousal support — $4 (when reading article further it’s actually $4 million).

VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Silvio Berlusconi will have to pay his 2nd wife Veronica Lario (L) $4 in their divorce settlement, according to a report. The former couple met in a dressing room in 1980 after Berlusconi saw Lario perform in a Milan theatre.