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Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Email" loses its hyphen

As do "cellphone" and "smartphone." And do you know the way to Kolkata?

Comments (11)

No, but I do know about the troubadours who got killed before they reached Mumbai.

You could go through Mumbai, or maybe through Chennai.

No, but I do know the way to San-Jose!

Mumbai gin just doesn't have the same ring to it as Bombay Gin.

When you drink the gin, just be sure to wear your Chennai plaid shirt.

Now, Geoffrey, my boss laid the traps for those troubadours.

A long overdue change by AP. (For the record, the old style on cellphone and smartphone wasn't hyphenated, but was two words: "cell phone" and "smart phone.")

It'll always be Tri-Met to me.

It should be Tri$Met

"The annual Stylebook print edition, to be published in the spring..."

These guys just don't get it.

AP style is often way behind the curve. It was less than a decade ago that they stopped hyphenating "teen-ager," about 40 years after everyone else did.

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