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Quick hedline question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Songbird, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Which is correct?

    Turner signs for $2.8M

    Turner signs for 2.8MM
  2. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    To me, it's No. 1.

    I don't know what "MM" means in the second.

    Good luck in your quest.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've always used "M" for million, as I did this week in a hed. Someone called and sed it was wrong, which I know it isn't, but just thought I'd throw it out here just in case.

    Thanks, crusoes.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I think of millimeter when I see "MM." My vote is for No. 1.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I'd rewrite it unless I could make million fit.
  6. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    MM, in Roman numerals is 2,000.
    mm is millimeters.
    Maybe mil in stead.
  7. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    M is correct.
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