Huffington Post writer Caroline Bologna reached out to me recently for a piece she was doing relating to her last name. She wound up quoting an excerpt from my entry on Baloney/Bologna: Common Errors in English Usage. It appeared today.
Here’s the relevant paragraph:
And here’s the entire entry.When it comes to the bullshit or nonsense definition, both Liberman and Zimmer agree that people should use the standard spelling “baloney” rather than “bologna.” Paul Brians, the author of Common Errors in English Usage, echoed that sentiment, writing on his website, “People who write ‘bunch of bologna’ are making a pun or are just being pretentious.”