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Poll #1558850 Rock. Roll.

It's spelled...

rock and roll
4(16.0%)
rock & roll
2(8.0%)
rock 'n' roll
10(40.0%)
rock'n'roll
8(32.0%)
other
1(4.0%)

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pickwick
May. 1st, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's one of these things where I have a preference but no reason to think it's more "right" than the others.
bopeepsheep
May. 1st, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I think context is important on this one - to write the Chuck Berry song title down as Rock'n'Roll Music would be wrong, the same way that Howard's End and Finnegan's Wake are wrong. To name the museum as anything but The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be wrong. To say that Bill Haley played rock'n'roll or rock & roll or rock 'n' roll? Eh. Pick whichever you like best.
pickwick
May. 1st, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, proper names you have to go with the official version. St James' park in Newcastle, St James Park in Exeter, St James's Park in London. Sigh.
bopeepsheep
May. 1st, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
*g* Sounds like you know those by heart. Bitterly? ;-)
pickwick
May. 1st, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I don't even know them by heart, I just know that if I'm transcribing a St James I have to look it up...
marrog
May. 2nd, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
For contextual reference
I was assuming how do you spell this:



Which is clearly, rock'n'roll.
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