1. maskedhero

    maskedhero Active Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    America

    The name of a numerical gang/group

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by maskedhero, May 15, 2013.

    This one has me stumped at the moment, and all help is of course appreciated.

    A gang in my story comes from a specific street, and more specifically, a street SIGN.

    7th Street.

    Being a number, it should probably be written out as seventh street. Would their gang's name be written out, even though their symbols, titles, and so on would always use the 7th, or would it be 7th Street?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. erebh

    erebh Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    ha good question - save yourself the headache and change their name to the West Street Gang or the Westies...
     
  3. maskedhero

    maskedhero Active Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    America
    When in doubt, retreat.

    The number is pretty important to the story though, which is where it becomes problematic. I assume the answer will still be seventh.
     
  4. blackstar21595

    blackstar21595 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Brooklyn,NY
    i think it'd be Seventh Street Gang. But it's fine for their clothes to have "7th Street" on it.
     
  5. erebh

    erebh Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    But how do you describe their symbols? If they have the number 7 tattooed on their foreheads do you still write seven? Do it dude - change their name :)
     
  6. The Peanut Monster

    The Peanut Monster New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I imagine the gang itself would write it's name as "7th Street", and so could justify that usage in the story, even if Seventh Street is correct. I think you can choose which ever you think best with this one :)
     

Share This Page