Real confusion?

May 28, 2010

Brazil stocks, real tumble on euro zone woes

BRAZIL/Just a grammar correction, but in this use, I believe “reel” would be correct.

Greg

Sigh.  There was no mistake. The real is Brazil’s currency. We should be aware that this has caused reader confusion in the past, as well: GBU Editor

A banner with the new Brazilian real currency notes is seen during a presentation ceremony in Brasilia February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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If it is the name of the currency and you are using it as such, shouldn’t it have been capitalized?

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