X Y Z

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X

Xbox

Xerox
TM; say photocopy

Xmas
avoid; use Christmas unless writing a headline, up against a deadline, and desperate

x-ray

 

Y

Yahoo!
(the company)

year
say 2003, not "the year 2003"; for a span of years use hyphen thus: 2003-04, not 2003/4

yearbook

Yellow Pages
TM

yo-yo

Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire but east Yorkshire

Yorkshire dales
but North York Moors national park

yorkshire pudding, yorkshire terrier

yours
no apostrophe

 

Z

ze
endings: use se, eg emphasise, realise; but capsize

zeitgeist

zero
plural zeros

zigzag
no hyphen

 



 
 

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