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November 9, 2013

Walmart story brings out annoying commentaries

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How did the janitor know the couple was gay? 

 

Well, that is a pickle. Obviously I wasn't there, so I didn't have the opportunity to interview the janitor, but I assume he figured out the their sexual orientation like anyone else. And what I mean by that is, it's not overly difficult to figure out whether or not two people are a couple. 

 

How do you properly spell Walmart, I mean Wal-Mart?

 

The Express-Star uses The Associated Press's stylebook, which is the case for most publications. Still, newspapers, news stations and web sites across the country seem to fly in the face of AP, and interchangeably include or leave the hyphen out in reference to Wal-Mart. In AP Style, you hyphenate when referencing Wal-Mart Corporate and combine when talking about a retail Walmart location. This bothered me too much not to address. 

 

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