An editing conversation

As I finished writing my last post, I asked Erin a grammar/spelling question.

Me: 'Driveway.' One word or two?

Erin: One. But just say 'dooryard.' You're writing for a mostly Maritime audience.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dooryard? I've never heard that one before, said the guy from Sydney.

Unknown said...

Hmm... must be a New Brusnwick thing, said the guy who can't remember where he's from.

Unknown said...

Aha!

http://www.dooryard.ca/dooryard.html

I was right.

Tho, Walt Whitman used it too.

Dead Robot said...

Learn sumtin new every day!

Unknown said...

It just struck me that brother Walt might spell it 'Tho' as well.

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/2292.html

Anonymous said...

Lookit... you must of learned that one up in Fred'icton. Here in Saint John where it's some cold we know what a driveway is... that is if your house even has one. - Deb