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When is an honor really honors?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BurgersForBreakfast, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. BurgersForBreakfast

    BurgersForBreakfast New Member

    The story reads ... he won Manager of the Year honors in 1999. In reality, he was named coach of the year once by one group. So, why is it that almost everyone wants to say honors? Should it not be honor? He won the Manager of the Year honor, right?
  2. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Just write he won Manager of the Year in 1999. Eliminate honor or honors.
  3. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    We've got a guy who seemingly can't write a story without the word "honors" in it. In an All-State story recently, he used it six times, including the online headline. But try to tell him how bad it sounds and he says "Everybody has their own style." Yeah, and yours sucks.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I agree just on the basis of tight writing. It's superfluous.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You should buy some cheap little plaques and leave one on his desk for every story he writes with the word "honor" in it. See how fast his style piles up.
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