The New Yorker‘s diaeresis tic bothers some people. It’s the double-dot thing they put in words like “coöperate” to tell you to pronounce both syllables. It’s also “the single thing that readers of the letter-writing variety complain about most.” As I read this piece about it, I kept waiting for Mary Norris to announce that they’d finally decided to change their style. But apparently the diaeresis lives on. What do you think, is the diaeresis annoying or endearing? (I like it.) Diaeresis.