AP Stylebook changes 'Web site' to 'website'

Kim LaCapria

Bloggers have been having a bit of fun with the AP Stylebook today, after they posted a few tweets noting that they've changed "Web site" to "website" in their guidelines.

@apstylebook says:

Responding to reader input, we are changing Web site to website. This appears on Stylebook Online today and in the 2010 book next month.
Discussion with Stylebook editors is standing room only at American Copy Editors Society. The audience is asking great questions. #aces2010

Twitter users were amused by the announcement, too:

AP Stylebook finally changed "web site" to "website". But they're still using "Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off".
@PhilliesDoll The word "asshat" is vulgar and should be avoided. Use "butt bonnet."
No matter how good the scotch involved was, the word "delicious" should never appear in a DUI story.
It's "for all intents and purposes." "Intensive Purposes" is the hot new medical drama from CBS.
When summer comes and California starts burning, try to act surprised.