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Bass tournament question - style

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by printdust, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    When writing about catches, after the first reference of 29 pounds, 6 ounces, would subsequent figures be spelled out, 29-6 or 29.6?

    I'm seeing it both ways on bass stories, but 29.6 would be 29 6/10 pounds using the decimal system, so that would be technically incorrect.

    As usual, the AP stylebook is vague.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    29-6 would be correct.
  3. joe

    joe Active Member

    Make sure you get whether said bass fisherperson used a Texas rig or a Carolina rig or a jig-n-pig. Or maybe he just chucked a spinnerbait in amongst some structure an' hauled that hog out. And pass the Busch.
  4. Inky is definitely correct, seeing I've covered bass tournaments before.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    29-6 is definitely correct. [/workedtwoyearsasanoutdoorseditor]
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Is the correct style bo or bo' or boh?

    As in, "Them fish were bitin today, bo!"
  7. joe

    joe Active Member

    I think you mean, "Them fish WAS bitin' today, bah."
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    And in Carolina where they use Carolina rigs, the local dialect must be "BOO-YAH!"
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