The rules and opinions I express under the Usage, Typography, and Style sections rely primarily on The Chicago Manual of Style, Garner’s Modern English Usage, The Elements of Style, and the New Oxford American Dictionary, though I also reference opinions in the Publication Manual of the APA, the AP Stylebook, and Robert Binghurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style. For matters of etymology, I trust the Online Etymology Dictionary and my own copy of The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. I tend toward a prescriptive expression of written English—my opinions adhere in faith to clean, clear, and consistent writing.
I also, though less frequently, write about things other than English usage, which you can find under Essays and Other. I expand this page whenever I find more to quibble about.Usage