ZIP-adeedoodah! Video Blog II
Mr. Rewrite meant to take today off to watch the NFL playoffs, but he couldn't resist trying a second video blog after seeing Yahoo! offer a history of the "zip" code. It's ZIP, of course, an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan.
You'll find the background on Page 34 of
The United States Postal Service: An American History 1775-2006
. There's even a picture of Mr. ZIP (
As for handling "code," Mr. Rewrite follows Associated Press style, which calls for lower case (ZIP
Mr. Rewrite apologizes for the audio. He has a face for radio and a voice for print.
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