Cartoon technical talk composite modifier pile-up example

Today’s Zits: Pierce indulges in a pile-up of modifiers in the composite expression┬ápersonal reference respite environments. These pile-ups are characteristic of newspaper headlines (especially in British papers) and other contexts where brevity is valued, like signage, but they also have a home in officialese, business jargon, and other types of “technical talk”, where they function … Continue reading Cartoon technical talk composite modifier pile-up example