Take the Quiz: AP Stylebook or Fake AP Stylebook?

Our stories on how the Associated Press Stylebook, the journalists' bible, has evolved to account for current events and digital communication have been quite popular.

Meanwhile, the @FakeAPStylebook account on Twitter, which satirizes the Stylebook, has grown to 129,000 followers in about seven months. Some of those followers are journalists who refer to the Stylebook on deadline every day and pride themselves on knowing the difference between Champagne and plain old sparking wine.

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Today's release of the 2010 edition of the Stylebook, which has a new social media section with terms and guidelines, seemed the perfect opportunity to bring these two obsessions together.

So we asked the people behind @FakeAPStylebook to apply their wit to some social media terms, pulled some terms from this part of the new Stylebook, and present you with this quiz.

Can you tell what's Scripture and what's heresy?

AP Stylebook or Fake AP Stylebook?
  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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