Monthly Archives: October 2011

Try and Understand

Does the following sentence from Adweek bother you: It is tempting—as well as, in liberal circles, heretical—to try and separate Roger Ailes from his politics. Some language pedants will be immediately drawn to try and and will insist that it … Continue reading

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Testament vs. Testimony: It’s All Relative

A Copyediting reader recently asked me about the difference between testimony and testament. Although both terms relate to evidence, testimony specifically refers to evidence from a witness, while testament is “tangible proof or evidence,” according to American Heritage Dictionary. The … Continue reading

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