--- In email@example.com, "trentrey" <trent@...> wrote:
> I thought I'd throw this out here because I know there are a lot of writers and editors on this discussion board.
> Should the word "noir" be italicized? Or has it been around long enough that it can be thought of as part of the English language now and not italicized?
> I've seen it both ways, and, unfortunately, written it both ways. I need to pick one.
It's a standard term like jazz, glamour or chic. No italics, unless you have a special reason to highlight it. I am against italics because they draw attention to specific words and make you stop. For the same reason I am against hyphens and other interrupters.
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