I had the pleasure of helping to write that book—which, if you were wondering, is 95 percent all-new material you can’t find on the Twitter feed—along with my 16 or so fellow Bureau Chiefs. And I still write some of the Twitter entries.
At some point in the life of the feed, it went beyond being about grammar and usage, and became more of an all-purpose journalism satire mechanism. Still, we’ve done our fair share of jokes about grammar, punctuation, style and usage, and many of them were even pretty good.
So I culled through the Twitter archives (sorry, folks, you gotta pay for the stuff in the book) to find 10 of my favorites: