THE Reverend Wright

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 19:10:05 UTC 2012

I thought it was the London Times, not the New York Times, but I was
wrong too--should have paid closer attention to the URL. It's the
Johannesburg (RSA) Times.


On 9/3/2012 3:00 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> /begin-formula; I apologize if anyone was offended that I did not
> read this and other prior messages before I wrote my recent own
> message. /end-formula;  But I note that --
> 1)  My example was from the Monday (New England, print)
> edition.  (Victor's is from the on-line site, and dated Sunday,
> presumably at a time when its was Monday in Korea.)
> 2)  The headline Monday is "Rev. S M M ...", but it occupies the
> whole width so there was no room for "The".
> 3)  The illustration in the print edition says "The Rev. S M M ...".
> 4)   The on-line version's illustration now says "The Rev. S M M
> ...".  Has the on-line version been corrected?
> Joel
> At 9/3/2012 01:16 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Update.
>> The Sunday Times used "The Rev. Sun Myung Moon" in the obit title, but
>> the photo caption just above reads, "Evangelist Reverend Sun Myung Moon".
>> TIME uses "the".  So do the Seattle Times, The
>> Independent, ITV and the Guardian, Salon. But not The Star (Malaysia),
>> Radio Australia, WUSA, the Irish Times,, Radio New Zealand.
>> Take it or leave it. On the other hand, those are all obits, so I would
>> have expected a more formal style.
>>      VS-)

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