New Version of the AP Stylebook

Subject: New Version of the AP Stylebook
From: "Kerstin Peterson" <kerstin -dot- peterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:12:22 -0400

*New AP Stylebook Cuts the 'Malarkey,' Brings in the 'WMD'*

By Joe Strupp

Published: June 26, 2008 11:15 AM ET

*NEW YORK* The newest version of the Associated Press Stylebook is
available, and if you follow it, "WMD," "iPhone" and "anti-virus" are in,
while "barmaid," "blue blood" and "malarkey" are out.

Those are just some of the changes to its rules for certain often-used
phrases and words. There are also new acceptable forms of describing the
Sept. 11 attacks, and a different rule for use for "African-American."


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