AP advice on Brexit: 'Use sparingly and explain what it means when you do use it'
The Associated Press pulled together a style guide for the Thursday vote in Great Britain on whether to remain part of the European Union or to leave. Here are a few Brexit-specific terms:
Brexit Shorthand for "British exit" _ the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union after the June 23, 2016, referendum. No quotation marks. Use sparingly and explain what it means when you do use it.
United Kingdom It consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain (or Britain) consists of England, Scotland and Wales. Ireland is independent of the United Kingdom. The abbreviation U.K. is acceptable as a noun or adjective. Use UK (no periods) in headlines.
euroskeptic One who is critical of or opposes the European Union.
You can find the full Brexit style guide here.