The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage: The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative News Organization (2015 Edition)
Allan M. Siegal, William Connolly
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The premier source for journalists, now revised and updated in an exclusive e-book edition.
• Does he White House tweet?
• Or does the White House post on Twitter?
• Can "text" be a verb and also a noun?
• When should you link?
For anyone who writes—short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles—knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation and meaning lurk in every line: Lay or lie? Who or whom? That or which? Is Band-Aid still a trademark? It's enough to send you in search of a Martini. (Or is that a martini?) Now everyone can find answers to these and thousands of other questions in the handy alphabetical guide used by the writers and editors of the world's most authoritative news organization.
The guidelines to hyphenation, punctuation, capitalization and spelling are crisp and compact, created for instant reference in the rush of daily deadlines. The 2015 edition is a revised and condensed version of the classic guide, updated with solutions to problems that plague writers in the Internet age:
• How to cite links and blogs
• How to handle tweets, hashtags and other social-media content
• How to use current terms like "transgender," or to choose thoughtfully between "same-sex marriage" and "gay marriage"
With wry wit, the authors have created an essential and entertaining reference tool.
(architecture). Use the term neo-Classical when referring to an early revival of Greek or Roman style. In reference to 20th-century buildings of similar type, use neo-Classical style. See arts terminology. Neo-Classicism (music). Capitalize when referring to the movement that originated in the first quarter of the 20th century, using Baroque and Classical forms with 20th-century harmonies and rhythms. See arts terminology. neo-Gothic (architecture). The term can be used for buildings
Polish National Catholic Church of America. politic (v.), politicked, politicking. political correctness (or politically correct) is a term of ironic disparagement, connoting excesses committed in the name of sensitivity. In impartial news copy, avoid applying the label, though it can be used in discussion of the term itself. political parties. Capitalize Party in names: Democratic Party; Republican Party; Communist Party; Labor Party; etc. Also capitalize designations of members: Democrats;
down (v.). slurs (ethnic, racial, religious and sexual). The epithets of bigotry ordinarily have no place in the newspaper. Even in ironic or self-mocking quotations about a speaker’s own group (in rap lyrics, for example), their use erodes the worthy inhibition against brutality in public discourse. If an exception is essential to readers’ understanding of a highly newsworthy crime, conflict or personality, the decision should first be discussed thoroughly by senior editors. For one limited
legislation. [A] For protecting them by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states.  For imposing taxes on us without our consent. [a] For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury. In excerpts, if a heading is omitted in the midst of a lettered or numbered sequence, avoid a jarring effect by deleting the letters or numbers of all parallel headings in that sequence. text, transcript. A text is a
refers to size: the enormity of the crime; the enormousness of the national debt. Ensign Chris J. Kikondoo; Ensign Kikondoo; the ensign. ensure, insure. Ensure means guarantee or make safe: The hit ensured a Yankee victory. Insure means buy or issue insurance: She insured her camera against theft. entr’acte. entree. entrepôt. enumeration. When spelling out ordinal numbers before the items in a list or series, write first, second, third, etc., not firstly, secondly, etc. When introducing a