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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Change is AP style causing gang-land slayings
See this story on the Associated Press Stylebook now allowing 'they' as a singular pronoun. The Onion has some fun with it in this satire, copied below.
4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence
enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were
killed this week amid ongoing violence between two rival gangs divided
by their loyalties to the The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual Of Style.
“At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related
and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a
vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage
guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul
Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word
“anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.” “The deadly
territory dispute between these two organizations, as well as the
notorious MLA Handbook gang, has claimed the lives of more than
63 publishing professionals this year alone.” Officials also stated that
an innocent 35-year-old passerby who found himself caught up in a
long-winded dispute over use of the serial, or Oxford, comma had died of
a self-inflicted gunshot wound.