Editing or writing something and can’t find a word in Merriam-Webster, American Heritage, or the Oxford English Dictionary? Don’t freak out and don’t (necessarily) delete it.
’Till is entirely shunned by the writers of usage guides, when they see fit to mention it at all. Bryan Garner, in his Modern American Usage, refers to it as “abominable” …
Intrigued? I saw this post on Merriam-Webster the other day, and, because it’s something I’ve often wondered about, I thought I’d share it here:
Last night I missed a typo. Yes, me, the Typo Terminator. Can you believe it? It was a last-minute project, I’d already concentrated for a full day, and I only had time to do one read-through.