End of an Era at Wall Street Journal

24 Feb

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal announced that it would end the use of honorifics in its sports section. For those non-journalists out there, honorifics are the use of formal titles throughout a story. In the sports context, for example, “Mr. Bryant dunked over the head of Mr. James.” Or, “Mr. Ochocinco replied, ‘I think I played like a champion.'” See, it can sound kind of absurd on the sports page.

To its credit, the Journal made fun of its ways in their article explaining the decision. They admitted they were one of the final holdouts that continued using honorifics.

Chad Ochocinco is now Mr. Ochocinco in the Wall Street Journal

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