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AP changes "e-mail" to "email"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mustangj17, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This is going to take a lot of repetition for me to remember.

    http://mashable.com/2011/03/18/ap-stylebook-email/
     
  2. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Canadian Press changed this a year or two ago. Not that hard of a switch.
     
  3. BobSacamano

    BobSacamano Member

    Who the hell do they think they are?!
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think all the ink saved on the hyphens could turn the tide.
     
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    But they wimped out. It's still e-commerce, e-business, etc. (I don't really know that they wimped out, just saying).

    They announced this today at the ACE convention in Phoenix, by the way.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Was that this week? Oops. I'm supposed to be signing autographs.
     
  7. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Logically, I still think the hyphen makes sense, considering how the word originated and how it's pronounced, but whatever.

    At least I won't have to worry about force returning the "e-" when it's at the end of the line, as is our policy at my paper.
     
  8. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    If it's all the same to the bozos at the AP, we'll keep it e-mail.

    For one, if the word breaks, it's going to look like hell as em-ail.

    Just another change for the sake of change, without having any logic behind it, for the AP.

    They would better serve us by going back to "said" instead of the stupid "says" in their stories, especially, since that's the only part of the stories where they use present tense.
     
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Must have been a dramatic moment.
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Doesn't bother me too much, though I prefer e-mail.

    Cellphone has also been changed to one word. Don't like that one at all.
     
  11. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Smartphone now at one word, also. Guess they decided to discuss all the "techie" issues while they were together.
     
  12. Also, all children under 16 years old....are now 16 years old.
     
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