RARA-AVIS: Re: The word "noir"

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Aug 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.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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