Monday’s Top 5

This first link is a bit late, and probably should have been included in last week’s Top 5, but somehow I overlooked it. So I hope Katy from Storytelling Nomad will forgive my tardiness. Head on over and check out An inside look at Pottermore. I didn’t even think I was interested in Pottermore until I saw this post. So, thanks Katy. I think.

There have been a few posts this week dealing with mis-spelled words and mis-used grammar, and these conversations seem to inevitably come back to that Alanis Morissette song. You know the one. The one whose mere mention incites every geek and nerd in the room into a lather of righteous grammatical indignation. To allow you to better understand and combat this phenomenon, I give you The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony.

A quick question for you: Are you subscribed to Kim Pugliano’s blog – The G is Silent? If the answer is yes, you don’t really need the link to this highly amusing (and relatable) post called I’m Kim. Just Kim. If the answer is no, you need to jump on over there and find out why you should be. (You can show her you love her by clicking the ‘Follow’ button. Just a hint.)

Speaking of hilarity, Sonya from Magnet for Foolishness shares A Conglomeration of Pontifications, including a rant about why she doesn’t want a Louis Vuitton purse.

Meanwhile, The Surfing Pizza has gone and gotten himself married. I’ll leave you with an excerpt of his post, and I highly encourage you to click through and read the rest. It’s funny, sweet, and strangely romantic. So, you know, everything a wedding should be.

So getting married is fun. You get to ride in limos, drink champagne, and take lots of bizarrely-posed pictures next to trees and stone mill walls. Then there’s adorable miniature foods on toothpicks, fancy cake, fancy napkins, dancing, and some bearded dude who looks like a lumberjack busting it up on the dance floor. Oh yeah, and you get to have a beautiful bride all done up and decked out in a wedding dress. And the bride, well, she only gets me. But I do come with Ninja Turtles.

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  1. Thanks for the link love, Jo! It’s ironic that you mention posts about spelling and grammar because the post I plan to release later today is about just that!! Check it out and have a great week!

  2. Since I know Ms. Kim quite well I’m going to hop over and read about irony. Just as a side note though, what’s your take on double-spacing after sentences? I say no, most of my friends disagree.

    • I’m with you. Double spaces after sentences are a hold-over from typewriters, which used a monospaced typeface. (Every letter took up the same amount of room – an m took up the same amount of room as an i or a .) With proportionally-spaced typefaces these days, you don’t need a double-space to differentiate between sentences. Using two spaces isn’t “wrong” as such, but it’s not necessary and so professional typesetters, publishers, etc. only use one space.

      Besides, double-spaces make the writing look choppy and unpleasant. But that’s just my opinion. 🙂

  3. 1) I’m hoping at some point there’s a statute of limitations that will kick in on the whole Alanis/ironic thing. 🙂

    2) The CMOS recommends one space, so that’s good enough for me. Unfortunately, my fingers, training on typewriters, often type two anyway. I did make sure my book had only one space, (and on the web it doesn’t matter anyway because multiple spaces collapse into one anyway).

  4. Yay! Thanks Jo 🙂 I hope to see you over at Pottermore very soon!

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