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Jazz find or Jazz finds?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, May 27, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It's late. I'm punchy and I can't remember:

    If I write a headline that says

    Jazz finds a groove

    is that right, or is it

    Jazz find a groove

    damn it.
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Jazz finds their groove.
  3. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Jazz finds its groove
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sorry Mike, is 'Jazz finds" is singular. "Their" is plural.

    It's either "Jazz finds its groove" or "Jazz find their groove."

    We treat Jazz the same way we would Spurs, as a plural. I don't necessarily agree but it's our paper's style.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    City is an it, nickname is they.
    Treat like you would Wolverines, Spurs or Fighting Genitalia...
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    That's the opposite from where I'm at now -- and every other place I've been at, including Buck's current place.

    As long as you're consistent, that's all that matters. There are arguments to both sides.

    For what it's worth, AP goes with all nicknames plural. But, again, it varies from paper to paper.
  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, I don't doubt that. As well it should. I've noticed the changes online and when I go back home and pick up the paper.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    utah jazz? puh-lease. utah polygamists? we got a winner.
  10. I can't even finish stories that say things like "Jazz finds."

    Mannnnnnnnnnnn I hate that.
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I've always done it with team nicknames being plural . . . so, Jazz find their . . .

    Makes no sense to me that some groups of people would be singular and others plural.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Utah finds a groove
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