Press Wrestles With Grammatically Incorrect 'Virgin'

What happens when the title of a hit movie doesn’t conform to AP style?



That question was answered in recent days when newspapers started reviewing and writing about the new box office hit whose official name is “The 40 Year-Old Virgin.” Of course, as any reporter or editor worth his or her salt knows, there should be a hyphen between 40 and Year. As it reads now, it’s almost as if the movie is about 40 virgins who are still toddlers (not exactly unusual). —Lesley MesserPress Wrestles With Grammatically Incorrect ‘Virgin’ (Editor & Publisher)

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