A perfect parody
Editors and other journalists on Twitter have a new favorite to follow: FakeAPStylebook. It’s a dead-on spoof of The Associated Press Stylebook.
As The Onion does for news stories, FakeAPStylebook works so well because it mimics the tone and structure of its target. Here are a few examples of the style rulings from the fake stylebook:
- Always capitalize ‘Bible.’ You don’t want to get letters from those people.
- A surreal comma denotes a list of absurd items: fish mustache, one-legged spoon, glass violin.
- The correct spelling is ‘Mr. T.’ People who type out ‘Mister’ are fools to be pitied.
Enjoy more on the Twitter page of FakeAPStylebook.