Well, it’s about time. The AP Stylebook — long revered as the end-all-be-all for journalists — announced some changes last Friday. A majority of the changes were to technology related words.
The notable change is the drop of the hyphen in “e-mail.” That’s sure to make some Push. PR people happy, or at least it’ll make for some faster typing. Other changes include “smart phone” to “smartphone” and “cell phone” to “cellphone.” It’s seems like they’re just slashing punctuation and spaces left and right.
Interestingly enough, the company used their Twitter account to officially announce the change, a real sign that language is evolving. The AP Stylebook “website” (a change you might remember from last year) is fully up-to-date with the changes and this year’s print edition is expected in Spring.