Finally, after 118 years, The Daily Mail masters irony

27 March 2014

The Daily Mail has been holding habitués of the corridors of power to account for so long, it has decided that it deserves a corridor of its own. The Editors Hallway has just been unveiled in Northcliffe House, home of DMGT. It’s a sight to behold, complete with a Vegas-style lobby, pomegranate White Company candles and an all-male line-up of editors since the 19th century. There’s even a picture of Mrs T in the ladies loo.

Our only question is: if this is a hallway belonging to the editors, shouldn’t there be an apostrophe? Perhaps it’s an ironic joke about the Mail’s rigorous editing standards.

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  • stearl33

    Why should there be an apostrophe? In what way does the phrase imply ownership? It’s a hallway in which (if I understand this blog correctly) the portraits of a bunch of editors are displayed. Isn’t that just a plural? Or is it a place only editors are allowed to walk through?
    If I am showing grammatical illiteracy, could someone please (gently) put me right.

  • Liz

    I was in that building recently, everyone was 22 years old.

  • Daniel Maris

    Presumably it would have an apostrophe if it was the Sub-Editors’ Hallway?

  • HookesLaw

    I’m surprised it does not have a parade of ladies baring their cellulite and a selection of today’s hottest fashion finds
    Peheps it has a section for editors with their before and after weight loss.

  • Martin Adamson

    “all-male line-up of editors since the 19th century.”

    And how many female editors has the Spectator had since the 19th Century?

    • Frank

      And indeed, how many female editors at the Telegraph?

      • Jabez Foodbotham

        And, perhaps more pointedly, how many at the Grauniad?

    • Liz

      The Spectator doesn’t do women, except in the traditional sense.

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