I hate italics. We don't write things by hand in italics, and I know italics are used frequently in today's writing; however, I was wondering if the single inverted commas 'work' in these examples. I do know this method is antiquated, but I prefer it in my writing. That said, are these viable alternatives to italics - yes or no?
•the DVD 'Rocky IV'
•the CD 'Get the Knack' by The Knack
•the motion picture 'Silver Lining Playbook'
•the book 'Of Mice and Men'
•the Rolling Stones' album 'Forty Licks'
•the chapter 'How to Handle Stress'
•the 'Daily Chronicle' newspaper
•the 'Inventory Now!' newsletter
•'Billboard' magazine's Hot 100
•the painting 'The Mona Lisa
•the aircraft 'The Voyager'
Last edited by frogboxer; 19-Feb-2013 at 18:36.
Why do you say that this style is antiquated? While it isn't common in the US, where double quotation marks are the norm, I understand that it's the preferred style in BrE.