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 Post subject: Practice tip
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:30 am 
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Yes, this USA Today feature is called For the Win. However, your copy editor's well-honed filthy mind should still be applied to all headline shorthand.

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 Post subject: Re: Practice tip
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Are you kidding me??? My brother was an outlaw biker and some of his friends had FTW tattoos. That ink did not stand for "For The Win."


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 Post subject: Re: Practice tip
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:05 am 
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I'm neither a biker nor a sports fan, but when I see the letters FTW my mind supplies the biker meaning, not the sports one...


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 Post subject: Re: Practice tip
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 am 
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WTF


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