Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

We’re in the midst of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which began at sunset on December 7 and continues until nightfall December 15.  There was no struggle to find references to Hanukkah in the archives; the difficulty was selecting only two to highlight here.

Hanukkah or Chanukah?.  Christina M Frey provides a seasonal style guide of spelling, and the use of plurals and capitals.  “During the holiday season, we hear a lot about ensuring that our greetings are inclusive or inoffensive. But there’s not much press given to spelling, grammar, and usage errors, is there?”  The Writer’s Toolbox – Grammatical Greetings, December 20, 2013.

From spam to world peace.  As Hazel Anaka clears her inbox of offensive emails, she mulls over the upcoming holidays and Canada’s wealth of diverse cultures.  “In your heart of hearts you’re offended, embarrassed, ashamed, or pissed off but lack the moral courage to speak up. I know I’ve been guilty of nervous laughter, a dirty look in the direction of the offender, or silence. Gotta make nice, you know. Keep the peace. Bite your tongue. Poppycock.”  From Where I Sit – Delete, December 7, 2007.