Back in the day, amateur bloggers could often get away with sloppy craft. The novelty of the medium meant readers were very forgiving. Even today, the readers of someone’s personal blog may not care about slips such as using intrical to mean integral. But the more professional your blog is, …
Watch your language usage
When editors speak of language usage, we’re not talking about potentially offensive terms. At least, not exclusively. We’re talking about taking care with the words you choose and avoiding those Vizzini moments. ☐ Usage is in accordance with convention.
Q&A: What to make of those -ic and -ical suffixes
Hi, Kristen— What about the usage of terms such as: Historic vs historical Geologic vs geological Biologic vs biological etc.? Thanks, —John Great question, John! Odd pair of suffixes, those, and between them they form a mountain of adjectives that may or may not differ in meaning.