The Onion Pokes Fun at Copy Editors

In its trademark satirical manner, the Onion has a humorous go at stereotypical copy editors and their fuss over grammar. Here is an extract:

“At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.”

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