AP Stylebook: It’s now email, instead of e-mail

March 18, 2011
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ACES 2011
The AP Stylebook editors announced these changes at the ACES2011 conference.

Effective as of 3 a.m. EDT Saturday, March 19, it will be:

• email, instead of e-mail. (Other “e” terms, such as e-book and e-commerce, retain the hyphen,)

• Kolkata, India, instead of Calcutta, India. To follow local style.

• cellphone, smartphone become one word. (No longer cell phone and smart phone.)

• handheld, n., hand-held, adj.

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