Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fake AP Stylebook

I'm not a Twitter person, but apparently some news industry folks have launched a new Twitter feed titled Fake AP Stylebook. Among the gems found:

"When embedded in a military unit, give precise locations so worried mothers at home know their children are safe."

"STAR WARS Episodes IV-VI are to be referred to as "The Original Trilogy." Episodes I-III are not to be referred to at all."

". . . it's "an STD," not "a STD," and you should get that checked out right away."

"When composing a story about strange murders, always refuse to believe the kids until it's too late."

""Buggy jockey" is an insulting term to the Amish and should only be used in the online edition."
The always superb Dan Kennedy has a Guardian column on it here.

And of course -- you guessed it! -- rumor has it a book deal is in the works.


Aaron Polson said...

Oh, if I could just think of that brilliant Twitter theme which would land the book deal! Egads, but I'm not that crafty.

Fox Lee said...

That is brilliant : )

Brendan P. Myers said...

Aaron - I'm too verbose to ever make it happen . . .

Natalie - Hilarious stuff!

Anonymous said...

This cracked me up. :)

I hated Twitter at first, but I sort-of-really-almost-totally enjoy it now. For the most part.



Brendan P. Myers said...

Thanks, Mercedes. I'm actually contemplating setting up an account, but fear I'm just not that interesting.

Eh, I'll just make stuff up!