Not your father's style manual  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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