Wednesday, May 09, 2007

welcome.

Wisconsin Sociology is hurled into coherent modernity with a new webpage. But, it's its boldface headline is:
Welcome to Sociology at Wisconsin.
That period is going to bother me every time I look at it. Why not just omit the period? Or, if one does feel like treating the headline as a sentence, why not use an exclamation point?

Update, soon afterward: One should be sure not to make annoying typos in a message whining about somebody else's punctuation.

10 comments:

TheInternetDog said...

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15e is very clear on this matter.

And I quote...

"6.15 Omission of period. No periods should follow display lines."

Tell them to delete it.

eszter said...

Gotta love it that they put up everyone's email address the way that they did.

Belle Reve said...

Well, if memory serves, when Wisconsin is really excited, it's not one exclamation point, but two.

Anonymous said...

I think it's really refreshing how Wisconsin sociology brags about their ranking in the first sentence of their homepage. So many departments and faculty claim to pay no attention to rankings, when we all know that secretly everyone has the rankings committed to memory. Down with the pretense! On Wisconsin!
-Corrie

jeremy said...

If Wisconsin wanted to brag, they would note how we are presently ranked by USN&WR is the top department, not just a top department.

Anonymous said...

eszter said...
Gotta love it that they put up everyone's email address the way that they did.

Yep, watch that spam start rollin' in!


jeremy said...
If Wisconsin wanted to brag, they would note how we are presently ranked by USN&WR is the top department, not just a top department.

An uncharastic bit of snarkiness from our host, no?

Anonymous said...

"Under our umbrella you'll find cutting edge social research and methodological, social, and cultural diversity, as well as an emphasis on teaching and public service."

Nice page, period notwithstanding, but this sentence, um, sucks. Someone should [re]read "Eats, Shoots and Leaves."

Kieran said...

Based on your page on the new site, congrats ;)

jeremy said...

Kieran: I didn't even notice that, but thanks.

Anonymous said...

"Welcome to Sociology at Wisconsin" is so 90's (like "welcome to my webpage").