RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Subject: RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
From: Mike Donoghue <mikedonoghue -at- post-n-track -dot- com>
To: 'Lynne Wright' <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:51:05 +0000

Try this piece as well...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1988/01/10/stop-me-before-i-spell-again/e1cbf9e9-8f14-4c22-8244-637ddc5129ae/


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From: techwr-l-bounces+mikedonoghue=post-n-track -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mikedonoghue=post-n-track -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Lynne Wright
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:47 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

That link doesn't take you to the actual style guide, though.

Or provide the ombudsman's name

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tritech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tritech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: February-16-16 12:36 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?

Oh yeah, very hard. It took me two seconds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1978/01/26/you-win-some-you-lose-some/f930d1e5-e131-4806-8f73-cd78f266f989/

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 4:16 PM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:
> That's the sort of question it is very hard to Google for. Google is
> much better at finding information than documents.
>
> The first thing I would try is to ask on the English Language and
> Usage Stack Exchange: http://english.stackexchange.com/
>
> ark
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+mbaker=analecta -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mbaker=analecta -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Michael Wyland
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 7:05 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?
>
> To all:
>
> I'm looking to document trivia I know to be true because I lived through it.
>
> In the mid-1970s, the Washington Post revised its style manual to mandate
> the dropping of the second "e" in words like "employee" and "trustee." For
> a time, "employe" and "truste" were used in all Washington Post news
> articles and features. The Post's ombudsman wrote a column decrying
> the silliness of the change. After a time (months? a couple of
> years?) the style manual was revised again to once again allow words
> ending in "ee" to be so spelled in the newspaper.
>
> Question: how best to find the documents? I've done Google searches
> and, as yet, have been unable to find archived copies of the style
> guide. I'll go looking for the ombudsman's column, but I can't remember his name. Ideas?
>
> Thanks!
>
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References:
Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Michael Wyland
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: mbaker
Re: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Washington Post style guide from 1970s?: From: Lynne Wright

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