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02 August 2007 @ 04:43 pm
English icons!  
Here is my latest set - made for English-nerds everywhere.

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Oh, and thank you ms_cucumber for pointing out the two icons (Dickens', never Dickens's and Dickens's, not Dickens') to me. They are intentionally contradictory because there isn't a set rule for them, and writers have their own preference, as long as they're writing Dickens' or Dickens's and not Dicken's or something. I personally prefer Dickens', mainly because when I was at school, I was told up and down that it was Dickens' and never Dickens's - my teacher was a bit old-fashioned!
 
 
 
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really quite: You don't emphasise with inverted commasfairly on August 3rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Enjoy them. :)
Former wild child of the 80's: Right onsierra_foxx on August 3rd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Awesome icons! I'm a bit of a grammar geek myself, so I just loved these! Will definitely credit when used.
really quite: readingfairly on August 3rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
*grins* Thanks. :) I liked making them.
LizC: Calvin-Hobbeslizarina21 on August 3rd, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
LOVE these! Taking several - will credit, of course.
The Supercalifragilistic Supernovakriziasupernova on August 3rd, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
love these! I'll take the dictionary one!
Alicejigglypuff on August 3rd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Theese are great. I love 13 and 14, too!
really quite: Green shoesfairly on August 3rd, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Katcloudmistress on August 3rd, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Most awesome! Will take #1, 2, and who knows what else, and credit.
Office Goddess: grammar ladywasbian on August 3rd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'll be honest, I want to take them all! Will save a few and my friends will love them, I guarantee!! Thanks.
really quite: Nigella Lawsonfairly on August 3rd, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Have fun with them!
little pandams_cucumber on August 3rd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Very cool. But aren't 2 and 14 contradictory?

From the Chicago Manual of Style:
Q. When indicating possession of a word that ends in s, is it correct to repeat the s after using an apostrophe? For example, which is correct: “Dickens’ novel” or “Dickens’s novel”?

A. Either is correct, though CMOS 15 recommends the latter.
really quite: Dickens'! Not Dickens's!fairly on August 3rd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, they're meant to be, for people who prefer to write Dickens', and for people who prefer to write Dickens's. I prefer Dickens' myself, but I didn't just want to have an icon that reflected my views.
Rhymes with Nerdy: writingbyrdie on August 3rd, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Very nice.
cheesepuppet pointed me towards these. I'm taking a few and will certainly give credit. Lovely.
Maya: [sga] teyla glancedowninthewoods on August 3rd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
These are brilliant! I suppose I'm a bit of an English nerd. #6 is perfect; my friends are always calling me a walking dictionary... Great work!
really quite: Dickens'! Not Dickens's!fairly on August 3rd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
It seems a lot of people like that one, yes. :)
Alizawhite_and_blue on August 12th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Oh my, I do believe I love you. These are perfect!
(I'm taking all of them!)

I especially love #16. I'm always telling people to type normally or not chat with me at all.
Caly: Anarchygoneriding24_7 on August 13th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Stole 13! Its so true. I will DEFINITELY credit. :D
Amanda: pic#64550262aerinalanna on August 14th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! As one grammar nerd to another, this is one of the best things I've seen in years. I took all, and will credit when I use them. Very well done!

~Amanda
my heart is a fiery pomegranate: a weak scared girl_remains on August 27th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
taking a ton - will credit! thanks :)
The Spikespike21 on September 4th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
taking #11 -- my personal pet peeve! Nice selection. Thanks.
niro1689 on October 23rd, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Snagging a couple. loling at the Dickens controversy. It's Dickens', btw. haha ;-)
really quitefairly on October 23rd, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
It *is* Dickens'!
eearthe_mayge: depressingeearthe_mayge on November 18th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
I'm taking all except numbers four and fourteen. I will credit when I use them.
Melissalolitabonita on May 26th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Random Google search! I hope you don't mind if I grab a couple. I'll credit you when I use them.
Trials and Tribulations of a (Future) Teacherjamoase on April 5th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Grabbing 6, 9, 12, and 16, and I definitely will credit! Thanks!