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Destroy All Styleguides!!!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Destroy All Moviesbehind the scene 18 Oct 2010 11:29 AM

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

Courtesy of Kristy Valenti, lead copyeditor for Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film, some highlights of the book's editorial style guide:

Punctuation, etc.

video game titles in quotation marks

Spelling

afterschool special

arthouse

badass

blond for both sexes, unless is a noun for a female (the blonde kicked the monster, she has a blond mohawk, his liberty spikes are blond).

blow-dried

boombox

buzzcut

chrissakes not christ's sakes

dos

drug runner but gunrunner

eyeshadow

facepaint, facepainted

"fairytale"

g-string

machine guns (but machine-gunning when verb)

RoboCop

shitstorm (1 word, no hyphen)

wack (as in slang, not to hit)