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Follow Friday: @FakeAPStylebook on Twitter

January 8th, 2010 Comments off

It even looks like Strunk and White.

One of the more inventive and enjoyable of the “meme” style twitter accounts is the one that launched to great fanfare during the start of my Twitterati tenure.  The Fake AP Stylebook brings far more consistency than @FakeMTA and far more wit than @ShitMyDadSays.

Functionally, what it does is post several witty style rules and best practices throughout the day.  These include general publication rules to writing and journalism dos and don’ts.

While sometimes they dip into something topical, it’s the random ones which you’d never think of that get me every time.  Whoever is penning this is quite the clever one.

It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always had a Large Hadron for writing guides, though I seemingly never pay any heed to what I learned in them.  Strunk and White is one of those things that no child should be without.  In fact, I’m hoping one of my Christian friends will start a charity to help deliver copies of the book to needy orphans in Uganda.

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