The New Yorker‘s Mary Norris responded to criticism about the diaeresis, recently maligned repeatedly by The Atlantic.
Which side are you on, boys? (and girls)
posted by Casey Cichowicz in aesthetics, anthropology, etiquette, language, writing | * | 4 comments
I pretty much use one whenever I write “Laocoön.”
I’m for, but if it doesn’t show up on phone keypads and touchscreens I guess it is pretty much toast.
Sheila, you’d be crazy not to.
I also use the rock horns when typing the names “Motörhead” and “Blue Öyster Cult,” but those are not proper diaereses.