As much as I might like to give the impression of being a little on the sarcastic side with this pot the truth is the news that the Associated Press (AP) sent out on Twitter today is a bit of a stress relief. You see one of the biggest grammar – or style – questions that has haunted bloggers forever has been answered by the newly updated AP Stylebook.
Of course the update was first announced on Twitter and I would bet that if you listened really close you could hear cheering echoing through the blogosphere. Now I bet that you are wondering just what kind of change could get a bunch of bloggers near such an orgasmic state. Well let me tell you.
No more is there any confusion as to whether the word to use is web site or website. As of today the proper spelling is ….. ….. …. website. All one word, plural or singular it doesn’t matter as of today it is all one word <WHEW>.
“We decided to make the change because ‘website’ is increasingly common,” said Sally Jacobsen, deputy managing editor for projects at the AP and one of three Stylebook editors. “We also had invited readers and users of the Stylebook to offer us some suggestions for a new social media guide that we’re including in the 2010 Stylebook, and we got a very good response and a large number of people who favored ‘website’ as one word.”
Now that that is settled we can move on to the next important thing – is the JooJoo tablet an iPad killer?