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Old 09-20-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Just wondering if any of our retired expats have been affected by the Mexico earthquake yesterday. Anyone hear anything?
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Just wondering if any of our retired expats have been affected by the Mexico earthquake yesterday. Anyone hear anything?
I am not affected, nor is anyone I know. I did notice the style of the title to your post, however. I have seen that in the media, they no longer refer to events that happen in countries as Mexican, Chinese, Brazilian, or what ever with the name of the country as an adjective. The form now seems to be in to format of your actual post, "Mexico Earthquake."
Is that a change in the rules of the AP handbook, or just a new PC construct?
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I am not affected, nor is anyone I know. I did notice the style of the title to your post, however. I have seen that in the media, they no longer refer to events that happen in countries as Mexican, Chinese, Brazilian, or what ever with the name of the country as an adjective. The form now seems to be in to format of your actual post, "Mexico Earthquake."
Is that a change in the rules of the AP handbook, or just a new PC construct?
I don't know but I didn't mean any offence either way. Glad you are ok.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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One guy I know had his mom in Mexico City. He finally got hold of her and all is well but no power. Another guy had family further south but no problems.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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I thought it made more sense when you initially called it Mexico Earthquake before you or someone changed it.

The NY Times is calling it Mexico Earthquake. (at least in one of their reports)

I think calling it Mexican Earthquake makes no sense.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>The NY Times is calling it Mexico Earthquake. (at least in one of their reports)
I think calling it Mexican Earthquake makes no sense.
I agree. I was just musing and wondering if it was an official style book thing. I'll wander over to "writing" and investigate.
"Mexican Earthquake sounds like a drink involving tequila and Kahlua with raisins in it."
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Horrific event for sure. I can't even imagine.

But as we know, Maria is bearing down again, wiped Puerto Rico out pretty much.

I love living in NY.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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I have seen that in the media, they no longer refer to events that happen in countries as Mexican, Chinese, Brazilian, or what ever with the name of the country as an adjective. The form now seems to be in to format of your actual post, "Mexico Earthquake."
Is that a change in the rules of the AP handbook, or just a new PC construct?
Why was the title of this thread changed from Mexico Earthquake to Mexican Earthquake?

When I initially saw this thread it was called Mexico Earthquake.

The correct usage is Mexico Earthquake.

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Old 09-20-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Why was the title of this thread changed from Mexico Earthquake to Mexican Earthquake?

When I initially saw this thread it was called Mexico Earthquake.

The correct usage is Mexico Earthquake.
I don't think it was changed. The title is "Mexican" the first sentence is "Mexico" which I agree is correct. I was curious if there was an official AP style standard so I went over to "Writing" to pursue that question.
"Bye"
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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Just wondering if any of our retired expats have been affected by the Mexico earthquake yesterday. Anyone hear anything?
I live on the southwest side of Mexico City near the top of a 14 story high rise. It rattled us good, we had many items broken in the house, but nobody hurt. My car was parked downtown where I still work, and a wall collapsed next to it. A bunch of dents and a flat tire. Many others have it worse for sure.
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