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    Titles in Dialogue?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by JJ_Maxx, Feb 10, 2013.

    Trying to figure this out.

    Would this be correct?
     
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    YES!!!

    Just italicize it!
     
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    I don't use italics.
     
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    From the way the it sounds, the book hasn't been officially titled, and if that is indeed the case, then it would be correct.
     
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    Ignore...Double post...Grrr...
     
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    well, yippee-ki-yay!
     
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    Book titles are one of the correct uses of italics.

    "That's it!" he said. "I'll title my book How to Serve Humans!"

    A short story title, on the other hand, is enclosed in double quotes. However, within dialogue it would be enclosed in single quotes.

    "That's it!" he said. "I'll title my short story 'How to Serve Humans'!"
     
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    is this an homage to the classic twilight zone episode, 'to serve man'?
     
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    ...or Soylent Green?

    Is it more acceptable to serve only vegetarians? :D
     
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    Yes, yes it is! It's a COOKBOOK! A COOKBOOK! :)
     
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    are you actually rehashing that episode?
     
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    Naw. I used something similar to this in a recent short story, but I don't like to use the exact text when I ask usage questions, so I make ones up. ;)
     

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