If you couldn't guess what a 'second gentleman' might mean, you can now find the definition in the dictionary. And he helped spread the word!
The Associated Press reached a decision on whether to follow its rule on capitalizing Black as a race with a similar rule about whether to capitalize White.
People argue about whether it's appropriate to capitalize black and white when referring to people's races, but disagreement remains.
Mistress is no longer the proper word to define a homewrecker, the Associated Press now says. But their recent guidance on the matter caused a Twitter stir.
I find myself amazed by the kind of grammar debates people can engage in. Here's an example: the debate about hot water heaters.
For some reason, some of my colleagues in the journalism world have a thing about the word being when it comes to headlines.
When writing obituaries or sharing news of someone's demise, we often turn to death euphemisms to ease the blow. But for some style guides, that's a no-no.
Few news organizations still use courtesy titles these days and it appears the number that still does recently dropped by one.
The Associated Press recently released an update to its rules about using hyphens. As with most changes and updates, it's driving some writers crazy.
The Associated Press Stylebook sometimes makes changes on its guidelines that make copyeditors cringe. One of the latest involves the percent sign.