The Name Inspector received a mysterious package of books today from Norton, publisher of his book Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little. The paperback version already? No, too early for that. Inside he was delighted to find four copies of the Korean translation of Microstyle, with the distinctive exclamation point graphic on the cover replaced by a leaping rabbit!

The rabbit also makes several appearances inside the book, which has a lovely interior design. The section headings, for example, appear inside little thought bubbles coming out of the bunny’s brain. The text is printed in two colors, so the rabbits and the examples are in a different color from the body text. The whole look is pretty cool, and, let’s come right out and say it, a bit on the cute side. Thank you, Banbibooks!

Now, are there any Korean speakers out there who can tell The Name Inspector what he wrote?


5 Responses to “Microstyle in Korean!”

  1. on 21 Nov 2011 at 11:02 pm Erma

    I wish I could remember the Yale system, like a proper linguist. Using the current government transcription it should be maikeuroseutail

  2. on 21 Nov 2011 at 11:05 pm Erma

    I should add the subtitle: A Guide to Writing in the Age of Social Media.

  3. on 22 Nov 2011 at 12:17 pm The Name Inspector

    Thanks Erma!

  4. on 21 Dec 2011 at 4:10 pm Yuriy

    Hi Chris,
    sorry that I post off-top here, but I can’t reach you via email. Could you please check you mail regarding my naming project, maybe my messages goes to spam.

  5. on 21 Dec 2011 at 5:25 pm Yuriy

    thanks for feedback Cris

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