Roslyn Petelin

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Love Your Grammar, But Don't Be Obnoxious

This week, the financial press reported the downfall of a high-profile grammar pedant, Professor Paul Romer, the World Bank’s chief economist, who was hoist(ed) with his own pedantic petard. He is being replaced as head of the bank’s research arm...

Grammarians rejoice in the $10 million comma

Portland-based company Oakhurst Dairy will potentially owe $10 million to 75 milk-truck drivers in the US state of Maine because of a missing comma in a legal clause. Last week, Judge David J. Barron upheld an appeal in a class-action lawsuit,...