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Posted By: MGM·Lion
03-Oct-10 - 06:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
The American usage [following on from a post above] 'The London Times'. There is no such newspaper. It is called simply 'The Times'. A friend from US once tried to defend this, as necessary to distinguish from 'The New York Times', &c; but climbed down and admitted I was right when I pointed out that the masthead of 'The New York Times' reads 'The New York Times'; while the masthead of 'The Times' simply reads 'The Times'.

~Michael~