Tuesday, October 12, 2004

That logo doesn't belong in your story

Yet another ridiculous example of why we can't let logos determine newspaper style: A new musical is playing in New York, and its name is styled [title of show].

That's right. They want no caps. And the brackets.

It's a perfect example of why this kind of stuff shouldn't be allowed. You can't tell if that's a reporter's note to herself (like [fix this later!]). It also shows how errant punctuation marks and lack of capitalization make it tough to distinguish nouns from the rest of the muck.

In my copy, this musical is Title of Show. It doesn't make the name much better, but at least you can tell it's a name.


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