1/13/2008

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 (see below).

As for handling "code," Mr. Rewrite follows Associated Press style, which calls for lower case (ZIP code).

Mr. Rewrite apologizes for the audio. He has a face for radio and a voice for print.


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