An American Editor

March 16, 2016

Articles Worth Reading: Don’t P@nic

A new feature of The Economist magazine is a series on language usage. The first article, “Don’t P@nic” by Johnson (Johnson is the “name” being given the columnist whose true name is not divulged; presumably it is after Samuel Johnson), is about punctuation and how it has been unstable over the ages. If future articles are like this, the series should provide fascinating insights into language.

Don’t P@nic

Enjoy the article; I certainly did.

Richard Adin, An American Editor


1 Comment »

  1. Johson is indeed named after Samuel (all regular Economist writers are anonymous). Johnson’s blog has been going for a while – it was recently subsumed into Prospero (the culture blog) when the Economist’s website reduced the number of blogs – and I understand its appearance in the hardcopy is a new development. It has always been worth reading, IMHO, and there have been some fascinating and quirky posts on all aspects of language.


    Comment by joannacp — March 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

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