10 language tips—from the Fake AP Stylebook

One of the 17 Bureau Chiefs behind @FakeAPStylebook on Twitter and the new book Write More Good selects some gems.

I had the pleasure of helping to write that book—which, if you were wondering, is 95 percent all-new material you can’t find on the Twitter feed—along with my 16 or so fellow Bureau Chiefs. And I still write some of the Twitter entries.

At some point in the life of the feed, it went beyond being about grammar and usage, and became more of an all-purpose journalism satire mechanism. Still, we’ve done our fair share of jokes about grammar, punctuation, style and usage, and many of them were even pretty good.

So I culled through the Twitter archives (sorry, folks, you gotta pay for the stuff in the book) to find 10 of my favorites:

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