The Times Style Guide
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diana bb  Identity Verified
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Sep 21, 2002

I hope it will be as useful to you as it is to me.



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/



On the left, there\'s a column \'Quick clicks\', and there you\'ll find the Style Guide.



I am surprised the direct link doesn\'t work.



Diana





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Peter Bagney  Identity Verified
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Yes, looks very useful Sep 21, 2002

Thanks for the link. From a first glance at the \"A\" listings, could be quite useful sometimes.

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John Kinory
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URL incorrect? Sep 21, 2002

Thanks, Diana, but it doesn\'t seem to work!



I\'d be interested to see it, though. The Times house-style includes many silly rules, such as:



1. If the country is large and powerful and you are desperate to get a share of its trade, you spell its capital the way its inhabitants scream at you to spell it (the absurd \'Beijing\'). If not, spell it the way people always have (Vienna, Jerusalem), regardless of the historically correct spelling in the original language.



2. Use \'an hotel, an historical event\', even though native speakers never talk like that.



3. If the subeditor has a smattering of a given foreign language, use the illiterate \'Herr Fischer, Signor Maldini\' instead of the correct Mr Fischer, Mr Maldini. Of course, this is never done for more difficult languages, such as those of small and faraway countries of which we know nothing (Finland, Greece, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic).



Cheers!



John
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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Here are some worth looking at Sep 21, 2002

http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/index.cfm



http://europa.eu.int/comm/translation/en/stygd/index.htm



http://www.alt-usage-english.org/index.shtml


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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
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On 2002-09-21 17:55, diana bb wrote:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/

On the left, there\'s a column \'Quick clicks\', and there you\'ll find the Style Guide.

I am surprised the direct link doesn\'t work.





Hi Diana.



Thanks a lot, I didn\'t know it was online.



The direct link works for me, though. Here it is:



www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,2941,00.html



Cheers,



Andrea

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