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.

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