AP Stylebook Quiz: How well do you know it?

June 19, 2010

The AP Stylebook changed a great deal in a short time. This is the one year that I really will have to go out and buy a new one to keep myself up-to-date. Not only did Web site finally become website but also social media terms have come into play. State names are also spelled out now, which caused a bit of consternation in our newsroom when we first saw the datelines changed on stories that came through the wire.

I scored 10 out of 10 on Poynter’s “Take the Quiz: AP Stylebook or Fake AP Stylebook?”

Then I read how those changes came about in this column. (I’m with her until she argues that e-mail should be email. Ugh, just writing that looks wrong!)

H/T Bonnie for the AP Stylebook Quiz and Dr. Wilber for the press release about the new Stylebook. Coincidentally, both published those links on social networking giant Facebook.

2 Trackbacks

  1. By sherrymims.com » Jumpy copy editor on June 19, 2010 at 7:11 am

    […] My friend Bonnie, who deserves her own tag now because she sends me the coolest links, sent me an e-mail with the subject line of “I will remember this the next time i see you…want you to be your best!” Throw small projectiles at your copy editor now and then. A jumpy copy editor is an accurate copy editor. […]

  2. By sherrymims.com » AP Style: e-mail is now email on March 28, 2011 at 7:45 am

    […] “email” just looks wrong, and yes, I realize I wrote the exact same thing when I posted how Web site changed to website. I actually think that change was necessary. That’s not the case with […]

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