Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Blondie makes a common holiday error

What's wrong this panel from Sunday's "Blondie" cartoon ?

Find out.

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At 12/20/11, 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no UPS delivery option that claims to deliver "by noon." Next Day Air is by 10:30 AM, Next Day Air Saver is by 3:00 PM.

But you probably meant the spelling of Kriss Kringle.

At 12/20/11, 4:55 PM, Blogger Davisull said...

Doug, I had to look this up for a story. While Kriss Kringle is the normal style, the character in "Miracle on 34th Street" is Kris Kringle. So there is reason for confusion.

At 12/20/11, 5:01 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Yeah, but this ain't the movies :)

It's always been confused. That's why AP went out of the way recently to outpoint in its holiday style guide.

Not hitting on the Blondie folks - but these are always useful. I use "Edit the Comics" as one of the ways to teach editing. (Before everyone jumps on me, I know comics don't have to follow AP style. But I have students do it that way, and then we discuss why it might not have been in AP style - as in comics don't have to follow AP style.)


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