Friday, 13 August 2010

Nerd alert

There's a brand-spanking-new, baby-powder-blue edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, hitting the shelves (and the webs) by the end of this month. My inner citationologist is a-quiver from footnote to header. Word on the street is that the CMS is encrusted with jewels no less coruscating than this, for the quoters-of-blogs: "There is no need to add pseud. after an apparently fictitious name of a commenter; if known, the identity can be given in the text or in the citation (in square brackets)."

MLA and Harvard, eat my shorts.


Bernice said...

NYT reviewer described its cover colour as toothpaste blue - what happened to the find it no matter how messy your desk orange?

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

What kind of toothpaste do those NYT people use, is what I want to know. As for the CMS peops, maybe, what with the Guantanamo-Bay-orange Popular Penguins, they figured it was time for some serious product differentiation.

TimT said...

There once was a blogger called pseud
Who liked writing posts in the neud
But he didn't tell
Which is just as well -
A neud pseud's a reud pseud to preuds.

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