This is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while, partly because when they announced that the final season of Glee would include a return to Lima, I sensed quite a bit of backlash. This is long, so I hope you are willing to make the Read More jump:
Logically (hee!) I know that they exist, but I just came across mention of a person legally named James T. Kirk, and my whole day just got better.
That’s obnoxious and would be confusing to people familiar with DC addresses.
Right?? Style guides are important and they are easier to follow if they don’t have seven thousand special cases. But yeah. This bit sucks.
The style guide at work calls for all words in addresses to be spelled out, if line length permits. And okay whoever decided that thought it made us look all fancy or whatever. But having to spell out Northeast and Northwest and Southeast and Southwest on street addresses in Washington, DC is making my eyes burn.
I need an equivalent to hanging hangers backwards in the closet for all of the non-hanging items in my life.