It seems with every flip through the Associated Press Stylebook there are entries for virtually every topic. Major news events (WikiLeaks and bedbugs) have spawned proper punctuation, technology evolution (email and smartphone) has birthed correct convention, and everyday items and actions (Post-it and hand-washing) require appropriate style. Whenever news breaks, headlines quickly move to style as the AP Stylebook provides the guidelines for journalists and PR people alike.
Reading through the most recent style guide, writers will find some fresh additions as AP ships its spiral-bound 2011 stylebook. The more than 450-page bible for journalists and communications professionals is stocked with new entries, including a Food Guidelines section of more than 400 food names and terms.
While the food entries serve as the centerpiece to AP Stylebook Serves Up New Entries for 2011, there are also a multitude of terms writers will need to know. Following are some of the more interesting new entries (aside from food listings):
What are your favorite new entries, or perhaps, which ones do you despise? Regardless, be sure to stay AP stylish by reviewing Twelve Common Mistakes of AP Style.