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AP Stylebook: "More than" and "over" now mean the same thing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spikechiquet, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    The hell? I just lost one of my favorite fights!
  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    My editor yelled at me too many times by when I was a lowly intern to ever revert
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    AP go straight to hell for that change.
    jr/shotglass likes this.
  4. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I'm sure a few certain writers I have worked with will be happy since they never did it right in the first place.
  5. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    Horrible change. Makes me wonder if "fewer" vs. "less than" is next on the radar.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Up next as OK: "WTF?!" and "LOL"
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    AP has been enabling lazy copy editors for years now. Example A: dropping periods in some state abbreviations in headlines.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member


    I actually just used this example in a lesson today at work.
  9. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    The backlash on Twitter is pretty funny if you need a Thursday afternoon laugh. Search #ACES2014.
  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    <img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/SSR6ZzjDZ94/0.jpg">
    OVER a feeling!
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    @ivanlajara: That means Harvard won by OVER three points, copy desk.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    When I broke up with my high school sweetheart, it took me years to get more than it.
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