Saturday, May 26, 2007

usage notes

How to speak correctly.
  • Ukraine, not the Ukraine.
  • Czechia, not "Czech Republic". This isn't absolute, and even the official government web pages backed off from that usage in 2005, but it's a shame. Mr. G. Z. T. is on a one-man crusade to revive it and will defenestrate anybody who disagrees.
  • "How do you do" during introductions is not a question and should not be intoned or answered as such.
  • A recent editorial decision at The Panheresy was made to always say Godspeed and never good luck nor other such degenerate secularized benedictions save in contexts with enforced laïcisme. The Panheresy encourages you to do the same.