FT loosens up – or loses its mind

The New Statesman’s Alex Hern points out that “marvellously, even when writing in faux-hip-hop slang, the FT style guide still insists on a leading apostrophe in the word “hood.” Reni Eddo-Lodge ‏tweeted: “Love this Financial Times headline — language is about 10 years out of date, nice effort though.” “So confused by the existence of this,” said Martha R. Robinson.

* FT loses its motherloving mind with rap-themed opinion piece (newstatesman.com)
* FT.com changed headline to “Osborne more Boy George than rapper” (ft.com)
* Great moments in rap and journalism; FT headline is real (@moorehn)

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