[Ads-l] puck avoidance

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Aug 22 02:51:31 EDT 2018

You'd probably have to quantify "some". I did a site-specific Google search
for ~15 newspapers in the English-speaking world, and each of them had
reams of articles containing the word "puck". Most search results were
topped by either a report of a child killed by a flying puck while watching
a hockey game, or a theatre review. The London Times was unusual in that
hockey references only started at the end of the first search page, and the
dominant puck was the chef first-named Wolfgang.


On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:50 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I recently heard from someone (who generally is pretty accurate about
> such things) that the word "puck" (as in hockey puck) was taboo in some
> newspapers, not from fear of typographical errors, but from fear of
> mischievous typesetters.
> Can anyone here confirm that?
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