… House Style: Editing Brazil | New Writing | Granta Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
‘Why don’t we share some appetizers to start?’ one of us suggested.‘Redundant,’ I muttered to myself. Appetizers are starters; either cut ‘to start’ or change ‘appetizers’ to ‘plates’. Then again, in some cases, people order only appetizers, and don’t go on to have a main course. So was it actually essential to say ‘to start’, to clarify that, in this instance, everyone should feel free to order more food after the first sharing course? I wasn’t sure.