AP Stylebook editors update email, other tech terms
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David Minthorn and Darrell Christian, editors of the AP Stylebook, today announced Stylebook changes, with several focused on technology. These changes go into effect as of 3 a.m. EDT Saturday, March 19.
Recent changes include:
- email, instead of e-mail. (Other “e” terms, such as e-book and e-commerce, retain the hyphen,)
- cellphone, smartphone become one word. (No longer cell phone and smart phone.)
- handheld, n., hand-held, adj.
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