CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0376.html Q. Recently the New York Times published an opinion piece by Mary Mann, a librarian and writer. In it she wrote, “In the past I’ve had to remind student patrons that you can’t cite Wikipedia on research papers.” Is that still the case? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Recently the <em>New York Times</em> published <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/opinion/sunday/wikipedia-sichuan-pepper-misinformation.html" target="_blank">an opinion piece by Mary Mann</a>, a librarian and writer. In it she wrote, &ldquo;In the past I&rsquo;ve had to remind student patrons that you can&rsquo;t cite Wikipedia on research papers.&rdquo; Is that still the case?</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:02:18 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ItalicsandQuotationMarks/faq0005.html Q. Should the names of houses be italicized as you would the name of a boat? What about if someone names their car? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Should the names of houses be italicized as you would the name of a boat? What about if someone names their car?</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:00:55 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/CapitalizationTitles/faq0089.html Q. Should national anthems—for example, La Marseillaise—be set in quotes? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Should national anthems&mdash;for example, La Marseillaise&mdash;be set in quotes?</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 13:59:29 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ItalicsandQuotationMarks/faq0004.html Q. How do you show emphasis (and not with capital letters) in “thought” that’s already in italics? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> How do you show emphasis (and <em>not</em> with capital letters) in &ldquo;thought&rdquo; that&rsquo;s already in italics?</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 13:49:35 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Numbers/faq0060.html Q. Is the example below correct? For the sake of consistency, I want to spell out the thousands (e.g., “470 thousand” instead of “470,000”), but I’ve never seen this done and don’t think it’s right. Is there a way to keep thousands and millions consistent within the same sentence? “We waste 470,000 heads of lettuce, 1.2 million tomatoes, 2.4 million potatoes, 750,000 loaves of bread, 1.2 million apples, 555,000 bananas, 1 million cups of milk, and 450,000 eggs every day.” <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Is the example below correct? For the sake of consistency, I want to spell out the thousands (e.g., &ldquo;470 thousand&rdquo; instead of &ldquo;470,000&rdquo;), but I&rsquo;ve never seen this done and don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s right. Is there a way to keep thousands and millions consistent within the same sentence? &ldquo;We waste 470,000 heads of lettuce, 1.2 million tomatoes, 2.4 million potatoes, 750,000 loaves of bread, 1.2 million apples, 555,000 bananas, 1 million cups of milk, and 450,000 eggs every day.&rdquo;</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 13:47:53 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/YouCouldLookItUp/faq0033.html Q. Hi! Hope you all are well. Please help me. I can’t find an answer anywhere. Does CMOS recommend “Gen Zers” or “Gen Zs”? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hi! Hope you all are well. Please help me. I can&rsquo;t find an answer anywhere. Does <em>CMOS</em> recommend &ldquo;Gen Zers&rdquo; or &ldquo;Gen Zs&rdquo;?</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 13:45:59 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0095.html Q. Searching through CMOS, I can’t determine if this sentence is properly capitalized: “It is the sign that sat squarely on the Earth’s eastern horizon when you were born.” (It’s for an astrological publication.) Specifically, should the words earth, eastern, and horizon be capitalized, and is the “the” before Earth correct? Thank you. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Searching through <em>CMOS</em>, I can&rsquo;t determine if this sentence is properly capitalized: &ldquo;It is the sign that sat squarely on the Earth&rsquo;s eastern horizon when you were born.&rdquo; (It&rsquo;s for an astrological publication.) Specifically, should the words <em>earth</em>, <em>eastern</em>, and <em>horizon</em> be capitalized, and is the &ldquo;the&rdquo; before <em>Earth</em> correct? Thank you.</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 13:37:01 GMT