Monday, May 19, 2008

NOTES FROM MY COPYEDITOR PART 1

RACHELLE MANDIK writes in the margins:

"Websters says 'bloodred' is one word, but I'll be damned if I'll go that far. Hyphen OK?"

ANSWER: OK!

That is all.

6 comments:

Brandon said...

You are a glorious human being John Hodgman, if you possessed a Glaive as depicted in the movie Krull (as opposed to actual the pole arm) I would not be at all surprised.

certifiedprepwn3d said...

Bloodred is a word, but when you spell it that way it is the past participle of "blooder" - a north country variant of blunder.

Tom Burchfield said...

As you are Hodgman, that is correct. If you were Thomas Ligotti, I would go with "bloodred."

Tim said...

I think I would probably use "blood-red" in an attributive setting, and "blood red" elsewhere. That is, "the blood-red x" and "the x was blood red".

And I would use "Bloodred" if I needed a character name for a villain in a bad fantasy novel.

Serenaded Hourly said...

I'm with Rachelle. Sometimes you just have to give Webster the finger. (And I mean both the resource and Emmanuel Lewis.)

Gayle And Don said...

that was bloody funny.