Sunday, June 28, 2015

Style reminders

A few style reminders as the weekend draws to a close. We've been over some of these before, but just in case:

The term for a female doctor is "doctor"
The term for an adopted daughter is "daughter"
The term for a gay marriage is "marriage"


And one more thing:
The group on the left is the Supreme Court. The group on the right is the Supremes. Please take note of this distinction when writing headlines for a grownup audience.

These rules apply in my shop. You are, of course, free to write your own. If you don't like the advice, ask the boy at the front desk about our money-back guarantee.



Anonymous John Meyer said...

Another important distinction: the group shown at right say "Stop in the name of love." Those on the left, at least a majority of them, said "Go." But also, to judge by some of the language, in the name of love.

4:53 PM, June 29, 2015  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you feel about "SCOTUS"?

4:09 PM, July 07, 2015  
Blogger fev said...

"SCOTUS" is fine as a slug on a wire story. I would avoid it in heds and texts for the general audience, under the general rule of "don't be incomprehensible just to show how cool you are."

7:19 AM, July 08, 2015  

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