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You know those sentences -- always written in large type -- in an article that are used to break up the text of the article and also to stimulate reading all that text? They are always quotes taken from the text itself. Here's an example: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/27/the-death-o...

Do they have a name?

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They're spreaders. When you have a certain amount of real estate allotted
to a story, but it doesn't quite fill it, the printer takes what he
considers a key sentence, and s p r e a d s it to fill the space.

~aj
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I think they're 'headers'.

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Pull quotes.

I'd like you to think that I knew it off-hand, but actually I googled "sentences inside article in larger font in newspapers". Google search is nothing short of magical as far as I am concerned, since the very first link pointed me to this: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-pull-quote.htm.
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They are called call-outs.

And I would have answered you a lot sooner, except that I was without power from Monday evening at 8pm till 4:45am today. One of those residents of power-less lower Manhattan! (And minor flooding in our downstairs Monday night.) Dealing with the cold has been the most difficult part of the challenge. It's an adventure that began to wear a little thing -- glad it's over!


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They're spreaders. When you have a certain amount of real estate allotted
to a story, but it doesn't quite fill it,


A spreader refers to something different. The item here is a call-out.

A call-out is used to break up the page visually and call attention to a really stimulating point that you want readers to get, no matter what.


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They're not subheads either.

A subhead is like a headline, except that it designates the content of just one section. It's not a quote pulled from the text.


sheila
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Pull quotes? First I've heard the term. All the years I've worked with them, with a variety of editors etc, they've been called call-outs.


sheila
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It's an adventure that began to wear a little thing

is that someone's Freudian slip showing?
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It's an adventure that began to wear a little thing
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is that someone's Freudian slip showing?


Well done, and well said! ;-)

When will I start taking that needed moment to proof my comments!

Actually....it was much much too cold to wear just "a little thing." The cold was really tough to deal with--the most difficult part of the challenge, actually. Far too cold for a Freudian slip!

The adventure began to wear thin. So glad it wasn't a day longer!


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"...Freudian slip..."

I once bought my wife one of those. Ooops, wait a minute, that was a Frederick's of Hollywood slip.... Never mind.

~aj
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