There isn’t much breaking news about copy editors, but a recent article from The New York Post, “$27 million to change NYC signs from all-caps,” is straight from the are-you-freaking-kidding-me file, sure to warm the heart of the most strident grammar pedant.
At the risk of offending any of my friends or readers who happen to have one of these federal copy editor jobs (Really? Such a position exists? What’s the annual salary, I wonder…), I have to say this is asinine. It’s worth reading the whole thing to get a sweet taste of the pure, harebrained wastefulness, but here’s a quick excerpt: [Read more…]