The internet is no longer a formal place. The Associated Press made their annual announcement of changes to the 2016 Stylebook at this week's ACES conference. The biggest changes were to web-related terms. Internet and web both will be lowercase, starting June 1. The current Stylebook rule calls for Internet to be capitalized because it is … [Read more...]
Nerd Note: Lightning or Lightening?
When you live and work in Oklahoma, a fair amount of the writing you do is bound to be about weather. After all, as the state's own Will Rogers once famously said: If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it'll change." Anyone who has lived here knows that weather can be big news in the Sooner state, so you can imagine how … [Read more...]
Nerd Note: Is it Freshman or Freshmen?
My student editor scurried across the hall from the Newsroom to my office, holding a proof of a newspaper page. "Is it the freshmen class or the freshman class," she asked. "Freshman," I responded with confidence. She nodded her head and started back across the hall. But, wait! Was that correct? Suddenly freshmen sounded right too. "Wait! … [Read more...]