I was riding home on the "L" after a long day at work, staring off into space instead of at my phone like usual, when this sign next to the exit doors caught my attention. For those of you who don't know Chicago, the "L" is what we call our subway system. Sometimes spelled "el," … Continue reading Grammar lessons from a train
While we're still in the season of voting, I thought I would announce the results of the informal poll I took to determine whether now was the time to stop capitalizing "Firm" as part of my efforts to revise our stylebook. Here is the tally: Don't capitalize: 24 Do capitalize: 21 Total votes: 45 Now … Continue reading Firm vs firm: The vote is in
Someone smart once said you have to pick your battles. That's particularly true at Baker McKenzie, where trying to effect change can feel like attempting to shift the direction of the Seawise Giant – the largest oil tanker ever built. Twice as long as the Titanic, she had a rudder that alone weighed 230 tons. … Continue reading Should we capitalize “Firm”?
We all have pet peeves, those things that make our blood pressures rise while others just shrug. One of my pet peeves has to do with bullet points. Bullet points? Yes, bullet points. I know the world is filled with more pressing issues like global warming, race relations, and the impact of Brexit, but when … Continue reading The best way to use bullet points