TITLE

A sense of entitlement

AUTHOR(S)
Lowenthal, Linda
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Copyediting;Dec2010, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on idiosyncratic style which is putting people's names with identifiers that were capitalized as if they are formal titles. The leading detractor of idiosyncratic style Theodore M. Bernstein says that there is no excuse for arbitrary fashioning titles out of mere descriptive phrases. It notes that only official titles must be affixed to names and not descriptions. Moreover, it says that placing a descriptive tag before a name results in an awkward inversion of the word order.
ACCESSION #
55728494

 

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