In What's New, Writing

ramen noodles
Reconstruction
Red Bulled (coinage; stet)
run-in
SAT
schoolwork
shirtsleeve
signaling
single-mindedly
slo-mo
smart-ass (n)
smart-mouth (v) [per Webster’s Third Unabridged] smiley face
Social Security number
sorta
split second (n)
SpongeBob (per www.spongebob.oick.com); italics for show & roman for character
Sprite
storm trooper
Stratford-upon-Avon (www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk)
suegra (“mother-in-law” per Google Translate)
sunroof
super-geek
super-strict
supermodel
superstore (M-W Online Dictionary)
teachers’ lounge
theater (W11 1st spelling)
top-heavy (adj)
toward (no s)
tractor-beaming (not W11; coinage; stet)
tractor-trailer
traveling (1st spelling; one l)
two-seater (n)
U-turn
ummm
un-fun
voice mail (n)
waitering (author coinage; stet)
Wall (Facebook)
Walmart (corporation is “Wal-Mart” but Walmart for stores per www.walmart.com)
wanna
WASPiness
Wi-Fi (www.wifi.org)
wing chair
Witness Protection Program (www.atf.gov)

YouTube
Zen

Place Names
Oakberg (next town over from Willow Falls)
Willow Falls Regional High School (aka Willow)
Jersey Shore
Meatpacking
Goretti (Catholic girls school)
Summer Park
Coover Park
Willow Falls (town)
Characters
Abedifirouzjaie, Mr. (Mr. Not-Ms. North, Mr. A)
Carmen (Robinsons’ housekeeper)
Carolina (cousin)
Cheese Lady, the (downstairs neighbor)
Cody (tutoree)
Cronell, Ms. (witchy ss teacher; queried)
Dakota (NHS president)
Drew, Josh (Siobhan’s boyfriend; aka the Blond Bear)
Ferriss, Brian (dating Tracy)
Ford, Grady (Qinn’s brother)
Ford, Leslie and Frank (Quinn’s parents)
Ford, Quinn (mean girl)
Gallipano, Lieutenant Joe
Gibbons, Matthew
Jackson (Becky Robinson’s boyfriend)
Jason (Patricia’s former boyfriend)
Jonathan (Chelsea’s last boyfriend)
Jones, Mackenzie (Mack)
Jones, Patricia
Joon (soccer friend)
Jorge (M’s father)
Jose (Ho-say, J man)
Julissa (Carolina and Paco’s baby)
Kathy (from history)
Kracowitz, Mrs.
Laurie (soccer friend at Willow)
Luke (tutoree)
M.T. (aka Monserrat Thalia, Thalia-nator, Monse, M, Puff)
Marta
Mary Augustus, Sister
Naomi (Nate’s previous girlfriend)
North, Ms. Cathy (English teacher, NHS advisor)
Nussbaum, Mrs.
O’Hara, Chelsea
O’Hara, Mrs. Jane
Paco (Carolina’s husband)
Patricia
Perez, Margarita (Siobhan’s roommate)
Roberto, Tio (inveigler)
Robinson, Becky (Nate’s twin)
Robinson, Emily (Columbia)
Robinson, Maggie
Robinson, Nate (Soda Guy; Nathan per p. 64 or Nathaniel per p. 176: queried in ms)
Sarah
Sean (Tennis Guy)
Siobhan
Tyler
Woods, Coach (Ms. Woods)
Yarrow, Mrs.

Design Codes
CN—chapter number
TX—text
LS—line space
EXT2—dictionary definition extract (p.96)
EXT3—handwritten list (p. 104)
Emoticons: 97, 125

Punctuation
Comma after “oh” : “Oh, Siobhan…” but no comma in short expressions like
“Oh my God”
Comma before internal or terminal “either” and “too” by ear; i.e., comma before if
previous word is stressed (“I stay through Ms. North’s first period class, too”;
otherwise open: “you too”
Comma after “Finally”
Commas around “like” used as an interjection
“Mackenzie’s and Cody’s money” (different sources of money) but “Mackenzie and
Cody’s kind” (same kind)
Hyphenation
Color terms where the first term modifies the second: “pea-green soup color”
Hyphenate phrases used as adjectives (her I-don’t–get-it look)
Capitalization
Racial Incident (5)—caps for ironic emphasis
Soda Guy
Caps for specific course names (Drama and Novel) but general subjects lc
(physics)
All caps for high volume
Caps for nicknames used in place of actual names: Blond Bear, Blue-hair
Initial cap, no quotes for buttons, icons, etc.

Numbers—follow Chicago
9:00 a.m. (per CMS 8.48)
Typography
Italics for emphasis (Cms 6.64)
Grammar
that vs. which–“that” to set off nonrestrictive clauses (“a town that actually”
[5]); “which” in nonrestrictive (“blondish hair, which I…” [4]) per CMS 5.42

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