‘Desperation, perspiration, and grammar advice’: The story behind @FakeAPStyleBook

Grammar has never been so fun (or depraved).


The AP Stylebook has been your reference to writing for decades.

Social media changed how we looked at the book in a fun and satirical way with the Twitter presence of @FakeAPStyleBook. Sometimes the authors (one of whom is a Ragan staff writer) ask the questions we always wanted to ask.

there/their/they’re – What, seriously? This confuses you? #GreatestHitsless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet ReplyFake AP Stylebook
FakeAPStylebook

Most of the time it’s just pure entertainment about words and writing.

Turns out the “Oxford” comma never even graduated high school. #WriteMoreGood #Spoilersless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyFake AP Stylebook
FakeAPStylebook

In case you’re wondering how it all got started, here’s the story behind the creation of @FakeAPStyleBook—”a stunning real life account of desperation, perspiration, and grammar advice.”

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