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US and them

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gator, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    A co-worker and myself had a discussion about the AP, tennis and style. Although on the tournament's website, it is listed as US Open, yet the AP always uses U.S. Open (except in today's story's headline, which is wierd). I'm in the US Open camp, but he insists that it is the United States Open, meaning you need U.S.

    Wanted a few different takes (hopefully in my favor).
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Either can be grammatically correct. If AP Style is U.S., and your publication follows AP Style, then use "U.S."
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Glenn Beck is an "us." Muslims are a "them." [/crossthread]
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    AP style is to use U.S. in copy but US in headlines.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    As long as they're consistent.
  6. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    But if it's the actual name of the tournament, shouldn't it be "U.S. Open" in headlines?
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The formal name of the tournament is the United States Open tennis championships. This can be shortened to U.S. Open.

    It is also informally but officially known as the US Open.

    Either is correct, but you have to pick one and stick with it for style.
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