John McIntyre, whom James Wolcott calls "the Dave Brubeck of the art and craft of copy editing," writes on language, editing, journalism, and other manifestations of human frailty. Comments welcome. Identifying his errors relieves him of the burden of omniscience. Write to jemcintyre@gmail.com, befriend at Facebook, or follow at Twitter: @johnemcintyre. Back 2009-2012 at the original site, http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/mcintyre/blog/ and now at www.baltimoresun.com/news/language-blog/.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Setting up shop at a new location


What can I say? They wanted me back.

When I agreed after the [cough] Interval [cough] to return to The Baltimore Sun, the editors were keen for the return of You Don’t Say to its original home.

As of today, further posts will be found at a new/old address:


Many of you followed me a year ago when I moved from Baltimoresun.com to Blogspot, and I hope that you will be willing to follow me again. I apologize for any inconvenience you encounter in this switch.

You will be able to get access to this blog by RSS feed, and — a bonus — the 704 posts on the old site will once more be accessible.

The 404 posts on this site will be preserved for your continued access. It may be necessary to make a token post here from time to time to keep the site open, but the regular harangues about language, about journalism, about neckwear and strong drink and other minor obsessions will be appearing at Baltimoresun.com.

I invite you to follow me there. I want you back, too.


6 comments:

  1. You just can't keep a good man down. Congratulations.

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  2. Keep up the good work! I invite you to see my post, I hope you will find interesting too.

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  3. Blog link and RSS feed have been duly updated. I presume it's just a coincidence, not an omen, that you wrote 404 posts here.

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  4. Hope you enjoyed your little holiday.

    I'm happy to see that the new/old blog's title uses a proper apostrophe. But I'm going to miss your you-didn't-really-you'd-get-that-past-me? expression in David Hobby's portrait on this page.

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  5. I'm happy for you, and I'll try to follow you, but I can't get the blog link to update.

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  6. That's a good thing, though--when a newspaper actually adds some content, the readers win.

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