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The Guardian style guide editors on language usage and abusage, and lots more
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Guardian style guide 2h
We'll ask one of the 3 girly members of the team to reply when we go to the pub with the lads later.
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Guardian style guide 2h
Thy name is woman: female Hamlets from Sarah Bernhardt to Maxine Peake.
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Guardian style guide 2h
actor (3) ... and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were largely the preserve of one sex (usually men).
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Guardian style guide 2h
actor (2) The Guardian's view is that actress comes into the same category as authoress, comedienne, manageress, "lady doctor", "male nurse"
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Guardian style guide 2h
actor (1) Use for both male and female actors; do not use actress except when in name of award, eg Oscar for best actress.
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Guardian style guide 2h
"An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything." (Whoopi Goldberg)
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Guardian style guide 3h
Mind your language: playing doctors and doctresses.
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Guardian style guide 3h
We researched it. Most of them do. Just as female journalists, say, like to be called "journalists".
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Guardian style guide 3h
Or don't you think she should be compared to the blokes?
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Guardian style guide 3h
"Dench is the finest actor in the UK" = best actor. ("Dench is the finest actress in the UK" = best female actor.)
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Guardian style guide 4h
No, our style guide favours "the actor's". So this grotesque mistake is doubly wrong.
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Rose Wild Feb 2
Bertrand Russell, TS Eliot and the great London cabbie - Russell died 1970
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Grauniad Style Guide Feb 5
Should be “Foods and Dudes” unless there is only one food per issue. Also yes we would read that.
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Sarah Robson Feb 5
well guys, I did manage to get it past the subs
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Guardian style guide Feb 5
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Guardian style guide Feb 5
She's a rescue dog, a cross between a border collie and a chocolate labrador.
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The Guardian Feb 5
Why are the French so upset about the circumflex?
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The Guardian Feb 5
Sacré bleu! Here's everything you need to know about the changes to the French language
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Ben Zimmer Feb 5
. has started a new blog called Lexical Items. First up: kinship terms as slangy terms of endearment.
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Guardian style guide Feb 5
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