Fake AP Stylebook

Fellow grammar and language geeks might enjoy a twitter page called the Fake AP Stylebook, where humorous (well, at least supposedly humorous) contributions are given to a Fake AP Stylebook.

Some of the content is genuinely funny, such as:

  • The passive voice should be avoided by you.
  • To show that words have been removed from a quote, use ellipses. If ellipses are removed from a quote, we’ve got nothin’.
  • In a byline, ‘with additional reporting by’ can be shortened to “with big ups to.”

As with all user-generated material, however, many of the entries are not funny and some are in bad taste, so, as always, choose who you follow on twitter with care!


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