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Post by gdwdwrkr » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:11 pm

It(NYT)is useful as toilet tissue.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:32 am

Jim, So I take it then that you would suggest altering their motto to “all the print that's fit to use.” (&lt)
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:29 am

The New York Times
Perennially chimes
With a dime's worth of 'socialist' gas;
And despite all its griping's
Good value for wiping
A Pennysylvanian's ass.
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Post by paulwiggins » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:34 am

An anecdote: earlier this year I was at a meeting about adapting operations terms as we replace old computer hardware. Some in attendence sniggered that New Zealanders used the term logo instead ofm dinkus. Here reference books help. The latter terns out to be solely an Australain term.


noun 1. a small drawing used to decorate a page, or to break up a block of type. US dingus [? from dinky1; coined by an artist in the Bulletin c.1920]
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Post by PhilHunt » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:02 am

Big Squirrel wrote: What is the correct plural of the word logo: logos or logo's? I ask because it seems to me that there is a risk of confusion with the Greek word logos which appears in English texts on Theology and Esoteric Philosophy (I've just checked and it's in the dictionary).
A lot of interesting discussion but the example word you gave "logo" is not exceptional.
Plural logos: "There are too many logos on this site".
Possessive: "The logo's colour is wrong."

This is from the Cambridge dictionary.
noun [C] plural logos
a design or symbol used by a company to advertise its products:
a corporate logo
The players wore shirts with the sponsor's logo.

Logos as a borrowed Greek word should not confuse the issue.

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Post by jeffreys » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:47 pm

As for USA newspapers, but on a different tack from why their text is under-hyphenated, why are their headlines over-capitalised?

Try this type of wording: "World Oil Price Hits New High"
As it's a sentence, unusually for a headline, it would orthographically begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop (OK, 'period' if USA). Why The Intermediate Capitals?
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:56 pm

Over here, headlines are first-letter(of each word)-capitalized, if not all caps. It's a style-thing, having nothing to do with grammar or sentence-structure.
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