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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)

Wednesday, April 04, 2001
WeatherBug says it's 54 degrees outside!
posted by Rachel 4/4/2001
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Why does the AP make their own rules? Probably to save space. That would explain the use of acronyms at every opportunity. Nevertheless I don't see why the title of a book or movie would or should use AP style above the others.
posted by Rachel 4/4/2001
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With regards to the debate over apostrophes. Since I'm at home and I have a fetish for manuals of all sorts I checked. According to: the "MLA handbook for writers of research papers," "The everyday writer (a brief reference)," and "The publication manual of The American Psychological Association" Bridget Jones's Diary is correct. These references frequently disagree but they all agree on this.
"-an apostrophe and -s for all singular nouns including those that end in -s." An example given in the MLA manual is: "Venus's beauty"

I think I also spotted the source of confusion. "For plural nouns ending in -s, add only the apostrophe."
Does that explain things?

posted by Rachel 4/4/2001
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