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Home Run or homerun

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by huntsie, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Seen it both ways -- in our own paper!
  2. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member


    should be: home run.
  3. bdh02

    bdh02 Member

    I believe it's home run.
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Second that.
  5. Marvin

    Marvin Active Member

    Two words.

    Also, it's not a homer. That's a cartoon character.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    AP style:
    home run
  7. insideman

    insideman Member

    homerun? is this a joke?
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You know, I'm as much an anal-retentive editor as the next guy -- assuming the next guy is an anal-retentive editor -- but geez, you can use homer for home run. At least on second reference. I don't think that's the equivalent of tater or plated or cager. Real people have been calling home runs homers since Frank Baker was hitting them. OK, so it's ``Home Run'' Baker, not ``Homer'' Baker. So sue me.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you don't like homer, you can always use round-tripper.
  10. bdh02

    bdh02 Member

    There's always going yard, touching them all, a blast, a shot, a dinger...
  11. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    And I'm the next guy. And "homer" is perfectly fine.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I'd much rather have "two-run homer" than "two-run home run"
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