A World Without "Whom" is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style guru of internetspeak.
As language evolves faster than ever before, what is the future of "correct" writing' When Favilla was tasked with creating a style guide for BuzzFeed, she opted for spelling, grammar, and punctuation guidelines that would reflect not only the site's lighthearted tone, but also how readers actually use language IRL.
With wry cleverness and an uncanny intuition for the possibilities of internet-age expression, Favilla makes a case for breaking the rules laid out by Strunk and White- A world without "whom," she argues, is a world with more room for writing that's clear, timely, pleasurable, and politically aware. Featuring priceless emoji strings, sidebars, quizzes, and style debates among the most lovable nerds of the digital copy world--of which Favilla is queen--A World Without "Whom" is essential for readers and writers of all kinds, including of posts, tweets, texts, emails, and whatever comes next . . . so basically everyone.
What a fab book. If Emmy Favilla ever seeks adoption, give her my number. Not enough panda jokes, but otherwise hahahahaha -- Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Despite the tone of chirpy self-satire, what follows is a small revolution ... Unlike the language scolds of yore, Favilla embraces the new ways, punctuating her writing with emoji, inserting screengrabs of instant messages, using texting shortcuts such as "amirite"? Hers is a rule book with fewer rules than orders to ignore them * Times Literary Supplement *