We get a lot of tips—email us at tips@deadspin.com!—and Deadspin news editor Tom Ley is from time to time compelled to respond. These conversations are shared with you, the reading public, in a feature we call Tom Tips Back.

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Earlier today, a pedant emailed Tom:

Concerned as always with professionalism, Tom got right back to his correspondent:

Joshua emailed back for clarification ...

... and got it:

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