UP HERE IN THE NORTH
We just had a style guide conference last week to codify some internal grammar and spelling rules across Up Here's two magazines. It went much smoother than I expected. I was anticipating hours of debate about the plural spelling of “aurora,” or whether someone goes in the Barrenlands or on the Barrenlands. ("Auroras" and "aurorae" are technically right, though no one up here would say either, or so I'm told).
How about "outside?" Is that a term you've heard used by Northerners (capital "n") before? I'm told it refers to places outside Alaska and the territories. Got any others? I'm fascinated by this sort of local lexicological stuff so if you know of any particular favourite spellings, sayings or neologisms, feel free to send them my way. Maybe we'll turn it into an ongoing column in the magazine.
As always, thanks for reading,