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Old 02-15-2014, 08:59 AM   #61
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Why even include the word Annual or Inaugural in the title? We don't for the Oregon Gathering and this year will be the eleventh. I don't think they do for the Bluebonnet or Bolerama either. i can't even remember how many NOGs we've had. Maybe sixteen or so? Doesn't matter, each one is fun and each one though similar... is different. YMMV
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #62
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:55 AM   #63
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:55 PM   #64
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #65
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"First annual" is fine as long as it is intended to be an annual event.
Not according to any editor I've ever worked with.
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One might consider that whatever the technical shortcoming of "1st Annual", it possess a certain charm in its aspirational effect.

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Old 02-16-2014, 01:19 PM   #67
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The question of whether or not “first annual” is proper style makes me want to bring something up that isn't exactly on this topic, but is something that I found extremely valuable over the past several decades.

For anyone who has need of exact writing, or just a passing curiosity about proper usage, let me suggest a wonderful book, Roy H. Copperud's American Usage and Style: The Consensus. I stumbled across this book (first edition), many years ago and found it to be more valuable than any of the several other style guides that I had been using in my work and studies. In this book Copperud looks at the leading authorities, style guides, and dictionaries, and comes up with a consensus on what is and is not correct. Over the years of using this book, I found it very striking that there was so much disagreement among the experts on what is or is not correct. I should also mention that there is a surprising difference in “correctness” between Canada and the US. After using this book for over thirty years I passed it on to my youngest son to hopefully help him with his work in graduate school.

I know that in this day of “Goggling” things, it isn't popular to use books, but this one was worth its weight in gold to me, (well, at least silver).

American Usage and Style: The Consensus: Roy H. Copperud: 9780442249069: Amazon.com: Books

Oh, and according to Copperud, “first annual” is correct. The objection to it is, in his words, “...just another journalistic superstition...”
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Usage is a powerful thing. The more it gets used, the more it becomes the norm. Take "career" and "careen". To "career" is to swerve (out of control ) and to "careen" is to lean ( think sailboat ). But thanks to common usage, the proper word "career" has been replaced by "careen" ( even in dictionary definitions ).
I like the description "journalistic superstition". Another would be "the intersection has seen a lot of accidents". In fact the intersection hasn't seen anything ( unless, I guess it's equipped with red-light cameras ).
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Hi: All... There's quite a difference in the Queens English, English, and American English.
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