N – Tweeter satirises top stylebook

A user of Twitter, the microblogging site (www.twitter.com), has amassed more than 80000 followers, amused by it’s satirising of the AP Stylebook, dubbed “the journalist’s bible” by Associated Press (www.apstylebook.com). The user @FakeAPStylebook has amused followers with tweets such as “While it’s tempting to call them ‘baristi’ because of the Italian roots, the plural of ‘barista’ is ‘journalism majors’” and “Robots should only be referred to by gender-neutral pronouns, no matter how sexy they may be.” The Twitter presence of the real stylebook has only 30000 followers. See www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/how-i-exposed-fakeapstylebook/