AP Stylebook, I Love Ya, But I Think You Blew This Call

AP Stylebook, I Love Ya, But I Think You Blew This Call

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I’m a absolute nut for consistency in style and grammar; I know the AP Stylebook pretty well and subscribe to the online version (well worth the $25/year or so).

But I disagree with them here and think they have goofed. The other day, in anticipation of the World Series, they tweeted this:
http://twitter.com/#!/APStylebook/status/126003828502970368

What? It makes me wonder if they think the team name is The St. Louis Cardinal. As in only one Cardinal. That’s how it would have to be to make that correct.

I emailed them, tweeted this and @ replied them:
http://twitter.com/#!/bethgsanders/status/126019840178786305

So far, I haven’t heard back. Maybe they are mad.
http://twitter.com/#!/bethgsanders/status/126021264287612928

But they redeemed themselves here. There is no apostrophe in RBIs.
http://twitter.com/#!/APStylebook/status/126004676217942017

By the way, have I mentioned that the Cardinals are playing in the World Series? Which begins tonight?

What’s your biggest style/grammar pet peeve?

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By | 2015-08-31T19:22:58+00:00 October 19, 2011|Categories: Words|Tags: , |

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