Saturday, May 01, 2010

Can Email Be Far Behind


One of my colleagues at work and I had a friendly, ongoing difference of opinion. I said, “Web site,” and she said, “website.” Every time we’d edit work for each other, I would correct her “website” and she would mark my “Web site.” And I would say, “I follow the Associated Press Stylebook (dubbed the Journalist's 'Bible').” To which she’d reply, “It’s website.”

Well, in case you are not a language nerd (credit Washington Post writer Rob Pegoraro with that term), you might have missed the hoopla over the AP’s decision a couple of weeks ago to change to “website.” Faster Forward writer Pegoraro wrote, “My instinctive reaction is to stick with traditional practice, but I'm not completely sure what to think.”

A couple of days after I read the news about the switch, I printed out a post about the change and left a copy on my colleague’s desk with a note: “I guess I’ll be changing to website.” However, I didn’t say she was right. Or that I liked it.


3 comments:

Marion said...

Are you saying it's now only one word? How weird is that? And now, I suppose they'll change all sorts of words to follow suit. Just because!

I hope you're well and happy, Sheila! It's Spring and flowers are blooming...enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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Palm Springs Savant said...

I write website now too. I do believe that is considered correct. ::sigh::