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Not your father’s style manual

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 16, 2010

The Chicago Manual of Style addresses some recent questions about citation, grammar, and even fashion.

Q. Hi there! For a sign for bachelorette parties, would the phrase “Bachelorette Out of Control” be more appropriate than “Bachelorette’s Out of Control”? The question is one of contraction, because I don’t see how “Bachelorette’s Out of Control” can be correct without “The” prefacing it. Thank you!

A. Out-of-control bachelorettes who require appropriate signage aren’t very convincing, but the first version is better.

I think they punted a bit on the “how to cite a tshirt” question.

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