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Style guide: O


not okay or ok

offbeat, offhand, offside

Old Testament

Olympic Games, or the Olympics

opposition, the – do not capitalise: ‘The leader of the opposition.’

one in six, one in ten should be treated as plural as you’re referring to the group rather than the individual: ‘one in five Cubs are girls’.

ongoing is one word

online is one word, no hyphen.  

on to although onto is a suitable variant

Ordnance Survey – the national mapping agency. After first mention you can refer to an OS map

Orange Card – the Code of Good Practice for Young Leaders. Visit the relevant Member Resources page for further information.

has a hyphen

Orkney or ‘the Orkney islands’ not ‘the Orkneys’

Outdoors is upper case when referring to the Outdoors brand (www.outdoors.co.uk)


outside not outside of

overreact, overrule, override

Oxford comma see lists



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