8/09/2011

Let's all be heroes with zeros

Mr. Rewrite always learns from editing. Today's lesson: The AP Stylebook calls for zeros rather than zeroes as the plural of zero.

Suspecting confusion among those who think heroes when confronted with zeros, Mr. Rewrite checked Google News. Sure enough, there's quite a bit of carnage among those you'd think would be following AP style.

Mr. Rewrite's rule: If you have to think about it, check the AP Stylebook and then check the Webster's New World College Dictionary. It's a great way to learn, especially now that he has both references on his iPhone.

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