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793 - Why Journalists Use Misspellings Like 'Lede' and 'Spox' Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

    • Language Learning

Journalists "bury the lede," not the "lead." But why do they spell it that way? And what do HTK, TK, and CQ stand for? From "hed" to "spox," here's all the journo jargon that's fit to print.
Read the transcript: Lede
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Journalists "bury the lede," not the "lead." But why do they spell it that way? And what do HTK, TK, and CQ stand for? From "hed" to "spox," here's all the journo jargon that's fit to print.
Read the transcript: Lede
Use the hashtag #WhereIListen and tag me to show me where you listen to the Grammar Girl podcast.
Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. 
Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Grammar Pop iOS game.
Peeve Wars card game.
Grammar Girl books.
HOST: Mignon Fogarty
VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
Links: 
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe
http://twitter.com/grammargirl
http://facebook.com/grammargirl
http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl
http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl
https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl
 

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