Saturday, July 10, 2010


I don't know if this is a hard-and-fast style rule (and I can't find it in any style manual), but I seem to recall that you shouldn't use ibid. more than five consecutive times in notes.

When an author strings together more than that, he's an ibidimwit and ibidumbskull who might suffer from ibidementia. Editing his notes ib nauseum lulls me into a feeling of ibidumdeedum.