Lore talk:Mystery of Talara, v 1

Sic tagEdit

There have been two attempts to remove the sic tag on "prostitutes turned dancers" and I have to agree with that change. I've looked up this particular grammatical structure and most style guides do not insist on hyphens. For example, CMOS and number 7 on this page. It's one of those things like toward/towards. Some people prefer always using the former and other people use them interchangeably. We can't mark a sic on either one though because both are accepted by large groups of writers. —Dillonn241 (talk) 01:23, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Most style guides are style guides, not grammar authorities. With a phrase like this the most important part is what the phrase is trying to convey, followed by what it means. If the message can be read and understood clearly without any ambiguity it may be acceptable to leave them out, but it isn't right to do so; as such a professional writer will always leave them in because they don't want typos in their works. Someone I trust on grammar more than the Chicago Manual of Style is Arthmoor, or whomever does the grammar in the Unofficial patches, and they agree that this is a typo, and have corrected it in both OB and SR. To me they have as much authority on the subject as any Style Guide or blog you want to quote. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 17:59, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
It is not grammatically incorrect to omit the hyphens in cases like "x-turned-y". If the message can be easily understood without them, they are not necessary. The hyphens are only there for clarification. Therefore the "[sic]'" is unnecessary, and should be removed. The sources posted above provide grammatically correct advice.
Aran Anumarile Autaracu Alatasel (talk) 19:38, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Maybe we should be leaving sic for things that are definitely wrong, as opposed to things that can be interpreted in multiple ways. That could considerably reduce the number of sics we have overall. (And {{sic}} uses {{hover}}, so it's inherently bad in the first place, and reducing its usage as much as possible can only be a good thing.) --Enodoc (talk) 22:54, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
The unofficial patches change many things that are not strictly errors, such as "travellers" to "travelers" in Merchant's Journal. We don't mark travellers with sic on book pages and should not because it is an accepted spelling. After all, the games tend to double the p in worshipper. The change has been made with three (four?) supports against one, so I hope that's enough to be considered consensus. —Dillonn241 (talk) 22:58, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
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