Grammar: Road Closed, Letters, etc.

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    Jul 01, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    THIS TOPIC IS NOW CLOSED.

    OK, can't find this on the web. What is the correct way to write something like:

    1. One wall was dominated by a large six-pointed star with the letters "GD" at the bottom.

    Is the GD in quotes, italics, no quotes?

    2. One of the lanes into the small town had "Road Closed" barricades in place.

    Quotes, single-quotes, italics?
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    I would write it exactly as you did, just with the quotes.
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    quotes on the first
    italics on the second
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    The second one is tricky. If the barracade was a picture of a road with a line through it, you wouldn't call it a "Road Closed" barricade since those words appear nowhere. Depending on the exact situation, maybe you should just call it what it is, a closed road barricade.
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Pretty much what shark said. An option for the 2nd would be simply road closed barricades without anything special and let the reader's imagination find the sign.

    On the first, the GD under the Magen David should be dashed. haha. G-d.
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    theantijock saidPretty much what shark said. An option for the 2nd would be simply road closed barricades without anything special and let the reader's imagination find the sign.

    On the first, the GD under the Magen David should be dashed. haha. G-d.


    GD stands for Gangster Disciples. It's their symbol.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Jul 01, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
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    wrestlervic said1. One wall was dominated by a large six-pointed star with the letters "GD" at the bottom....

    GD stands for Gangster Disciples. It's their symbol.


    Now we can discuss potential anti-Semitic implications of juxtaposing a six pointed star with disciples of gangster.
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    Jul 01, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    JohnSpotter saidThe second one is tricky. If the barracade was a picture of a road with a line through it, you wouldn't call it a "Road Closed" barricade since those words appear nowhere. Depending on the exact situation, maybe you should just call it what it is, a closed road barricade.

    No, the quotes are correct, because he's quoting something---the verbiage on the sign itself.

    I'm not entirely sure on this one. You wouldn't say you went through a "stop" sign.
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    Jul 01, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    road-closed.jpg

    Just like the thread. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    And if referencing the above example it would be "ROAD CLOSED" in quotes, not "Road Closed."

    *EDIT* "This Topic Is Now Closed" would be incorrect.
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    Jul 02, 2013 1:36 AM GMT
    stock-footage-road-closed-flooding.jpg
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    Jul 02, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
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    Jul 02, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    Broseph saidThis thread is closed: NOW.


    How'd you do that?
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    Jul 02, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    I know you're trying to close but I just need a few things and I promise I'll be really quick.
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    Jul 02, 2013 2:58 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidI know you're trying to close but I just need a few things and I promise I'll be really quick.


    Oh, I forgot the milk. Yow, it's dark back there, but I'll be able to get it OK.