Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Subject: Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:04:58 -0800

More by the person who actually made this decision to drop the "e", in his
own defense:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1988/01/10/stop-me-before-i-spell-again/e1cbf9e9-8f14-4c22-8244-637ddc5129ae/

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:39 AM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:

> Ah! Good search-foo!
>
> While the trend is definitely towards more sentence-like search terms
> (especially with voice searching becoming more of a thing), that more
> query-like style can definitely dig up results sometimes.
>
> I took a different approach, searching broadly for the document itself. For
> some documents this is definitely the way to do. If you want to find the
> brochure for a Ford Edsel, for instance, searching "Brochure for Ford
> Edsel"
> will get it on the first try, but it won't find it on the Ford site. I
> should have tried this approach when the broad approach did not work. There
> are some amazing collections of old documents on the Web, but it is hit and
> miss what's out there and where you might find it.
>
> Of course, searching the Post site did not turn up the document itself, but
> it did turn up a citable reference to it, which is probably the next best
> thing.
>
> One of the things we have to remember as writers and information architects
> is that while readers are heavily search oriented, most don't have this
> level of search-foo.
>
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> Of Jill Gallagher
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:19 PM
> To: Michael Wyland; Robert Lauriston; TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
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> Remove the e from "surely, I'll help" and we get "surly, I'll help."
>
> ;)
>
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> Thanks to everyone for finding the articles and the ombudsman. I didn't
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References:
Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Michael Wyland
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: mbaker
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Mike Donoghue
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Michael Wyland
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Jill Gallagher
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: mbaker

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