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“E-mail” is now “email,” says the AP

Email is the new e-mail according to the Associated Press. The AP sets the standard for spelling across news organizations, websites, and any other legit news source you may use. When the CBS Evening News or MacWorld wants to know how something “should” be spelled, it consults the AP.

While most spellings and grammar situations are set in stone, the AP occasional makes changes in its stylebook to reflect changes in the world, and how words are used. Friday, it made a change regarding email, removing the hyphen.

The announcement of the change was done over Twitter, a word that made its way into the stylebook last year.

I for one have been writing email for quite some time now (oops), so the change doesn’t affect me all that much, or at all. What do you think? E-mail? Email? Think one is better than the other?


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Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...


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