Wednesday, November 27, 2019
AP Goodbye Ã¢â¬ÅWeb site;Ã¢â¬Â Hello Ã¢â¬ÅWebsiteÃ¢â¬Â - The Writers For Hire
AP: GOODBYE Ã¢â¬Å"WEB SITE;Ã¢â¬ HELLO Ã¢â¬Å"WEBSITEÃ¢â¬ Good news for all word nerds: The Associated Press has finally made the switch from the old-fashioned Web site to the simpler, more natural-looking website. Yay! To me, Web site has always seemed a little stuffy and English teacher-ish. Good for AP to know when itÃ¢â¬â¢s time to change things up. According to the APÃ¢â¬â¢s Web site Ã¢â¬â er, website Ã¢â¬â the change will be included in the 2010 print edition of the style guide. Other recent changes in AP style: Ã¢â¬ ¢ Update: When used as a verb, carpool is one word (itÃ¢â¬â¢s still two words if used as a noun, though). Ã¢â¬ ¢ Addition: The noun e-reader has been added Ã¢â¬â due to the recent deluge of gadgets like the Kindle and the iPad. Also acceptable: e-book reader. Ã¢â¬ ¢ Update: The word mic is now an acceptable (informal) form of microphone. Ã¢â¬ ¢ Addition: When talking about a certain angry hybrid of ultra-testosterone-fueled cage fighting, the correct term is mixed martial arts (this one surprised me; I expected a hyphen in there somewhere). No word on whether MMA is an acceptable substitute Ã¢â¬â but AP cautions that Ultimate Fighting is not to be used as a substitute (itÃ¢â¬â¢s actually a registered trademark). Image via Wikipedia So, what do you think? Are you happy to see the AP change with the times? Are there other changes youÃ¢â¬â¢d like to see?