Posted by: episystechpubs | March 4, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Lots

Hello all!

Today’s tidbit is from a pet peeve a reader has with the term “a lot.” This one’s easy:

· lot: a parcel of land

· Lot: A biblical character with a pillar of salt for a wife.

· a lot: often, much, to a considerable degree

· allot: to assign a portion to

· alot: This is not a word so don’t use it!

Now, time for a new contest!

Last week I mentioned I’d be doing another contest. The goal of this contest will be familiar: get the word out and find new subscribers for Editor’s Corner. The rules and prizes this time are a bit different.

· Prizes: I have two collections of mondegreens by Gavin Edwards. You can win either ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy or He’s Got the Whole World in His Pants.

· How to enter: All you have to do is talk to your friends and co-workers and see if they want to sign up for our daily language tips, tricks, tidbits, and trivia. Have your buddy send me an email to sign up and have them mention your name. For each person you send, I will enter your name in the drawing. Five friends? Five chances to win!

· Additional details: I’ll accept new names anytime, but the contest ends at midnight, Thursday, March 13. The winner for each book will be picked at random and announced Friday, March 14.

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor

619-542-6773 | Ext: 766773

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