Monthly Archives: December 2010

AP Stylebook updates, 12/21

blood alcohol content The concentration of alcohol in blood. It is usually measured as mass per volume. For example, 0.02 percent means 0.02 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of an individual’s blood. The legal limit for intoxication in most … Continue reading

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AP Stylebook updates, 12/15

cyber-, cyberspace Cyberspace is a term popularized by William Gibson in the novel “Neuromancer” to refer to the digital world of computer networks. It has spawned numerous words with cyber- prefixes, but try to avoid most of these coinages. When … Continue reading

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AP style update 12/7

“don’t ask, don’t tell” The policy that has barred gays from serving openly in the military since 1993. flood plain hand-washing Iran The nation formerly called Persia. It is not an Arab country. The official name of the country is … Continue reading

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