This Week in the BMJ

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:991

It was bound to happen—a grammatical error in the title of one of our TWIBs (the summary paragraphs that appear after the contents page and which give readers a taste of that week's BMJ). And it didn't escape the notice of at least one reader. In our quest for a brief title (to fit our style mandate of titles being two lines (ideally), but maximum of three; this reserves space for more text), we wrote (24 March): “Women recover quicker [rather than more quickly] from anaesthesia than men but experience more side effects.” Perhaps we could have worked harder at achieving our aim and still remained within grammatical bounds. We have now thought of: “Women are quicker to recover from anaesthesia than men but have more side effects.”

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