?What is the name of a list stripped of 'The's and 'A's

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What is the name that suggests a list has had words such as 'The' or 'A', stripped from the beginning and added to the end of each record?

for instance a list of films..
A Christmas Story
Amadeus
Open Range
The School of Rock
The Station Agent

would become
Amadeus
Christmas Story; A
Open Range
School of Rock; The
Station Agent; The

Then listing alphabetically avoids The's and A's complicating the listing.

I've tried searching for the answer but search engines of course tend to strip the's and a's from searches.

Thanks
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davidpbrown said:
What is the name that suggests a list has had words such as 'The' or 'A', stripped from the beginning and added to the end of each record?

for instance a list of films..
A Christmas Story
Amadeus
Open Range
The School of Rock
The Station Agent

would become
Amadeus
Christmas Story; A
Open Range
School of Rock; The
Station Agent; The

Then listing alphabetically avoids The's and A's complicating the listing.

I've tried searching for the answer but search engines of course tend to strip the's and a's from searches.

Thanks
:)

All I can think of is "alphabetical by key words or major words". You can try looking here:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q="a's+and+the's"&btnG=Google+Search
 
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Thanks, I know there is an obscure name for it as I've heard it years ago.

I'll try a few more searches using queries the like of "a's and the's"
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I haven't heard it either. ;-)
 

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davidpbrown said:
Thanks, I know there is an obscure name for it as I've heard it years ago.

I'll try a few more searches using queries the like of "a's and the's"
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You're welcome. If you find it, please let us know. :)
 

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davidpbrown said:
What is the name that suggests a list has had words such as 'The' or 'A', stripped from the beginning and added to the end of each record?

for instance a list of films..
A Christmas Story
Amadeus
Open Range
The School of Rock
The Station Agent

would become
Amadeus
Christmas Story; A
Open Range
School of Rock; The
Station Agent; The

Then listing alphabetically avoids The's and A's complicating the listing.

I've tried searching for the answer but search engines of course tend to strip the's and a's from searches.

Thanks
:)

Shot in the dark: alphabetical delimiter :?: The colon ";" or the comma "," would be the delimiter
 

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davidpbrown said:
What is the name that suggests a list has had words such as 'The' or 'A', stripped from the beginning and added to the end of each record?

for instance a list of films..
A Christmas Story
Amadeus
Open Range
The School of Rock
The Station Agent

would become
Amadeus
Christmas Story; A
Open Range
School of Rock; The
Station Agent; The

Then listing alphabetically avoids The's and A's complicating the listing.

I've tried searching for the answer but search engines of course tend to strip the's and a's from searches.

Thanks
:)

A brief note on punctuation. One would use a comma (not a semicolon) in the second list.

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