AP Stylebook: "more than" versus "over" is over

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 3 20:22:56 UTC 2014

Does the AP Stylebook say anything about using -esque with titles of works?
I tend to stick to artists...


On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
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> A change in the Associated Press stylebook has caused a brouhaha and a
> kerfuffle. Here is an excerpt from one reaction.
> http://mashable.com/2014/04/02/more-than-vs-over/
> The case against
> By Megan Hess, More Than/Over Separatist
> [Begin excerpt]
> Thursday was an emotional day. It began with a gchat from a coworker
> -- "whoa" -- and a link to the Poynter post relaying the news that the
> AP had removed its distinction between "more than" and "over."
> Is nothing sacred? I fumed. My college journalism courses were filled
> with professors drilling the difference into our heads. Style
> determines what makes something further or farther, an implication or
> an inference. Without it, the world turns into a Lord of the
> Flies-esque dystopia.
> [End excerpt]
> Garson
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