Posted by: episystechpubs | May 18, 2016

Editor’s Corner: Grexit, Brexit, and Contest Winners!

Today I have quick tidbit on Greece (and Britain) for you and I would also like to announce the winners of the Editor’s Corner photo contest. First, from the Grammarist blog:

Brexit and Grexit

Grexit describes the possibility of the country of Greece leaving the European Union. The word Grexit was coined by economists Ebrahim Rahbari and Willem Buiter in 2012, by combining the words Greek and exit. Grexit appears in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Brexit describes the possibility of the country of Britain leaving the European Union. The word Brexit was coined by The Economist magazine in 2012, possibly influenced by the creation of the term Grexit. Brexit is a combination of the words British and exit. Brexit also appears in the Oxford English Dictionary. Note that Grexit and Brexit are capitalized due to the fact that these words have been created from proper names.

And now, the contest winners! Congratulations to Jamie Roller for submitting over 30 photos of bad grammar, misspellings, and amusing English. Congratulations to Mark Williams for submitting the photo voted for by all of the editors as the most entertaining and acceptable example of a sign error. (What does that mean? Well, we got a few submissions that made us laugh hysterically, but I don’t think they’ll make it past Human Resources.)

I look forward to sharing the submissions with you throughout the next few months! Look what you can get for $10!

From Jamie:

From Mark:

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

Symitar Documentation Services


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