Archive for June, 2010
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
My stepdad was going in for fairly major back surgery. I don’t think there was much chance of him dying (he didn’t), but it was a big deal in that he will never quite be the same even after recovery. Before he went in, he posted this on his refrigerator. He’s known for sending along dumb email forwards, so at first I thought it was just a printout of one of those. It clearly wasn’t, and made me cry a bit.
- Clean and oil all my guns once a year
- Stop fuel source and run carburetors on snow blower and all mowers before storage
- Wax all cars twice a year and don’t forget the ran-x on all windows
- New rule, all tools must be replace in shack before lights out
- Important! Use snow rake on carport roof at all times
- Never run out of Korbel brandy, just in case
- Change oil in Corvette in the fall just before storage
- Remove battery from rider, store in basement and use charger once a month
- Hook up battery tender to Corvette battery when stored
- When you sense a storm coming in the evening, say around supper time, stop everything fix a Manhattan and relax and watch it come in
I’m going to honor them in reverse order.
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
I was proofreading something the other day and the word “Non Profit” was in the text. I wondered if that was correct. It became quite the rabbit hole.
Automatic capitalization is out. You should only capitalize if it’s part of a title, name, or starts a sentence. So the debate is largely “nonprofit” vs. “non-profit”
- Google fight turns up far more usage of “non-profit.”
- Wikipedia hyphenates the title of the article, but uses both styles throughout the article nearly equally.
- My friend Justin who is getting a Masters in [this field] management, says in living and breathing this stuff for years, “nonprofit” is what is used “inside the bubble.
- The biggest academic publication is Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
- There is the publication Nonprofit Quarterly.
- Some say the context matters, as in, if it’s being used as a noun e.g. “I work for a nonprofit.” or if “non” is being used to modify the word “profit” as a noun. “This is a non-profit organization.”
- The AP stylebook says it’s non hyphenated.
- It may depend on the country you are in, U.S. being “nonprofit” and U.K. being “non-profit.”
- Asking my own twitter followers, “non-profit” was far more common a response.
- My master’s degree friend from above polled his twitter followers and “nonprofit” was far more common a response.
- People that work for them even have different opinions, or just don’t know.
- Some dictionaries have both. If they only have one or the other, they have “nonprofit.”