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A World Without Whom: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age
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Emmy J. Favilla
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A World Without Whom: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

Emmy J. Favilla



Writing & editing guides;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Ethical & social aspects of computing;
Digital lifestyle


400 pages

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of `correct' writing? When Emmy Favilla was tasked with creating a styleguide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar and punctuation guidelines that would reflect how readers actually use language IRL.

With wry humour and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the stuffy rules that have hitherto defined our relationship with language. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes and style debates among the most lovable word nerds of the digital media world - of which Favilla is the go-to style guru - A World Without Whom is essential for readers and writers of posts, tweets, texts, emails and whatever comes next.

By:   Emmy J. Favilla
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   428g
ISBN:   9781408895023
ISBN 10:   1408895021
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emmy J. Favilla joined the BuzzFeed team in 2012 and is now global copy chief. She is also the creator of the BuzzFeed Style Guide, which garnered a great deal of media attention as the unofficial style guide for the internet when it went public in 2014. A New York University graduate, Favilla has worked as a copy editor at Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Natural Health. She lives in New York City with a cat, a dog, and two rabbits.

What a fab book. If Emmy Favilla ever seeks adoption, give her my number. Not enough panda jokes, but otherwise hahahahaha -- Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves Despite the tone of chirpy self-satire, what follows is a small revolution ... Unlike the language scolds of yore, Favilla embraces the new ways, punctuating her writing with emoji, inserting screengrabs of instant messages, using texting shortcuts such as amirite ? Hers is a rule book with fewer rules than orders to ignore them * Times Literary Supplement *

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