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Thots and wot I think. Bye Weeeems.

A goodish few weeks ago, I read an essay on – well, slash, naturally, but that’s not the point.  And it was interesting.  Nevertheless, it gave me my Episode of Cognitive Dissonance for the day.  There was a link to an article from the public press, and the link said something along the lines of, ‘Such and so wrote in the Times….  And do you know, it linked to some newspaper in New York?


I realise that I am urging a convention that is simply universally disregarded by Our American Friends, but, please, is it too much to ask that the New York Newspaper of That Name be distinguished from THE Times – which, I remind you, is simply not some non-existent newspaper called the London Times or The Times of London or anything of the sort?


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sgt_majorette From: sgt_majorette Date: September 26th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)

is it too much to ask...?

Yes. Yes, it is. New York City is the Center of the Universe. If it doesn't happen here, it hasn't officially happened.

If it isn't reported in The Times, (actually, we do generally refer to it in conversation as The New York Times, mostly to distinguish it from pretenders in places like Los Angeles) we don't care about it.
absynthedrinker From: absynthedrinker Date: September 26th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, most people here refer to it as the New York Times. Only pretentious pundits and know-it-alls refer to it as the Times. Always nice seeing you of course.

fpb From: fpb Date: October 1st, 2008 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)

I've got one that will make you choke on your Darjeeling ---

--- look what they called Mr.Murdoch's unfortunate toy here! http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/09/30/nancy-pelosi-bailout-bill-failure-tale-two-times

And in a complimentary article too. And it was repeated a couple of days later on another.
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