Tuesday, November 24, 2009

From Today's 'Fake AP Stylebook'

On Twitter, I follow Fake AP Stylebook, which is hilarious to anyone who's worked with the real AP Stylebook. One of today's entries:

Avoid using "decimate" as someone will pipe up about it meaning "remove 1/10th of," and those people are dicks.

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4 comments:

Joel said...

That is awesome. And now I have two more Twitter accounts to follow; if only the iPhone Twitter apps used the new "list" feature.

June Casagrande said...

Oy, the "list" feature. Twitter is SO simple, yet three of its four functions completely baffle me -- in plain-old PC environments.

I think you're going to get a big kick out of Fake AP.

8'FED said...

This discussion spurred me, last week, into actually trying out the lists feature on Twitter.

I don't follow people - mostly because when I'm writing my own tweets, I prefer to be looking at just my own and not other people's. However, by using a list instead of following people, I can keep other people's tweets away from the page where I write my own but still have them accessible when I want to read them.

I use Twitter mostly for storing interesting links that I may or may not use on my blog, and I purge them twice a month. The most recent purging was yesterday so there isn't much to be seen right now, but for what it's worth I'm @GoldHoarder.

And here's my list:
https://twitter.com/GoldHoarder/wouldfollow

June Casagrande said...

I love the idea of listing people that you would follow.

I also love that a number of your followees are discussing how cold it got in my neck of the woods last night. (Flights out of Burbank were canceled this morning after the pilots refused to fly planes that, after having been parked in the shade, had ice on them. That counts as cold in my book.)

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