"Transgenderism" Is Just The Latest Example Of Anti-Trans Rhetoric
Reporting accurately on trans issues is more vital than ever, especially with the passage of anti-trans legislation that denies lifesaving healthcare for trans people.
These Are The Biggest Language Issues The BuzzFeed News Copy Desk Tackled In 2022
The language we use has implications for our readers and for society. Here's how we talked about abortion, climate change, and pronouns, to name a few.
These 5 Words Have Been Selected As 2022’s “Word Of The Year”
Here are the words that defined 2022.
The Language We Use When We Write About Abortion
With the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, how we talk about reproductive rights is more important than ever.
Test Your Grammar Knowledge With This Earth Day Quiz
Pull up the BuzzFeed Style guide and see if you can ace this environmentally friendly copy quiz.
The Problem With “Overweight” And “Obese”
“Fat” is a neutral description. The words people often use to try to replace it perpetuate stigmas.
16 Mistakes Copy Editors Are Begging You Not To Make
These language faux pas really stick in our collective craw.
From Ableism To Antisemitism, Here's How The BuzzFeed Copy Desk Thought About Language In 2021
Take a look back with us.
39 Of The Best Grammar Memes And Tweets From 2021
Yeah, they're mostly from us! What about it! Follow us @styleguide!
The Best, Worst, And Funniest Corrections From 2021
Featuring Frida Kahlo, Dear Evan Hansen, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
Here’s Why BuzzFeed News Is No Longer Hyphenating “Antisemitism”
Removing the hyphen separates the word from its antisemitic roots.
8 Things Your English Teacher Shouldn’t Have Told You
We implore you to forget these.
The Wildest Media Corrections Of 2020
"An earlier version of this post misstated the country Lizzo twerked in."
26 Of The Best Grammar Memes And Tweets From 2020
I'm going to create a meme roundup that is so self-indulgent...
3 Things That Changed Language In 2020
The BuzzFeed News copydesk is looking at three specific things that shaped our language in 2020: the coronavirus pandemic, the racial justice movement, and the QAnon mass delusion and militant groups.
"Safer At Home" Vs. "Shelter In Place": Unpacking Terms We're Using During A Pandemic
Are you self-quarantining or self-isolating?
The Coronavirus Is Not Chinese
We need to use the right language in a pandemic.
Correct Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
We took a look back on corrections, memes, and style changes from 2019.
15 Of The Best, Worst, And Funniest Article Corrections From 2019
"A previous version of this post misidentified the type of clothing worn by the chicken in the drawing."
62 Grammar Memes And Jokes From 2019
Oh, you like the Oxford comma? Name every instance it’s resolved ambiguity.
These Are The Decade-Defining Words Of The 2010s
In the 2010s, the internet completely changed the way we talk.
Can You Ace This Impeachment Copy Quiz?
How's your BuzzFeed style game during the impeachment inquiry?
"Revenge Porn" Is Neither Pornography Nor Revenge
We're looking at how to find the most accurate synonym for a sensationalized name.
Crash Blossoms Will Never Go Out Of Style
If you're not triple-checking the names of everyone involved in the impeachment inquiry, wyd? Plus: Cardi B's daughter, Bernie Sanders, and phrasal ambiguity.
10 Grammar TikToks That Will Send You Back To Middle School English Class
If you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're," prepare to be called out!
The Gender-Neutral Revolution In Gendered Languages
We're trying to make "themself" happen. Plus: scary clowns, questions from readers, and Sam Smith.
85 "Gilmore Girls" Characters From Worst To Best
No arguments. This is the final list.