Posted by: Jack Henry | June 26, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Contest Time!

It’s summertime and the living is easy (well, that’s what the song says anyway). It seems to me that it might be a good time for another Editor’s Corner contest. The prize is a copy of Richard Lederer’s book, Get Thee to a Punnery. (Like most of my prizes, I bought this book from a used bookseller, but it is in perfect shape.)

To enter the contest, send me Tom Swifties you’ve made up. You can enter as many times as you’d like. If you don’t remember what Tom Swifties are, here the articles on them:



And here’s my sad attempt at one:

“I’m afraid to tear this Band-Aid off,” said Tom adhesively.

I’ll even get you started by giving you a list of 4000 words ending in “ly.” (Remember, Tom Swifties use adverbs ending in “ly”; nouns, like “doily” or “dolly” don’t count!)

And now, the details:

Who: You!

What: Send in your Tom Swifties. Each one counts as an entry. I will draw a random winner from the submissions and will post the entries in the Editor’s Corner after the contest ends.

Where: Email them to kchurch.

When: From now until the end of the day on July 10, 2015.

Why: Because it’s fun!

Note: If you aren’t sure what Editor’s Corner is, it is a daily email and blog that the Symitar editing group sends out to people throughout JHA. We also have clients, friends, and relatives signed up around the world.

What are Editor’s Corner subscribers getting every day? They get bits of wisdom on JHA styles and standards, vocabulary, frequently confused terms, writing tips, and almost anything you can think of related to the English language. Oh, and we try to keep it fun! To sign up, just send an email to me (kchurch), and I’ll add you to the list.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

619-542-6773 | Ext: 766773

Symitar Documentation Services

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