Earlier this week, the 'grate' Jeter Harris tagged me for the book meme. Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open the bok to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag some people (or cats) and post a comment to Empress once you've posted the meme.
Now, before I post the info, I have to warn you that Kate usually helps me with my blogging from her work computer. The books near her computer are pretty bo-ring! (But can you see the photo of me that she keeps on the bottom right corner of her monitor? Nice!)
See? Her nearest book was the Style manual for authors, editors and printers (John Wiley and Sons, 2002). Here is the fifth sentence on p.123, and the following three sentences:
In contrast, when the name of the organisation or body is abbreviated but retains some specific elements, keep the capitals:
the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs ... a matter for Immigration ... the department
the Reserve Bank of Australia ... the Reserve Bank ... the bank
the National Press Club ... the Press Club ... the club
I kinda cheated, because there's an argument for saying that they are all part of the first sentence, but I think I've done everyone a favour by counting the three examples as sentences in their own right.
This meme has been doing the rounds for a while, so consider this an open tag to anycat who hasn't done it yet and wants to give it a go (warning: make sure that your bean has an interesting book near the computer before you commit to this meme!).
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