Mr. Rewrite ignores 'socioeconomic' data

Mr. Rewrite always learns though editing. Today's lesson: The AP Stylebook calls for socio-economic (with the hyphen) rather than socioeconomic

There's no stylebook entry on socio-economic, but a search of the electronic version yielded a reference in the hyphen (-) entry.

This differs from the Websters New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, which calls for socioeconomic. Mr. Rewrite wonders whether AP made a mistake in this entry. He'll tweet it to AP. 

1 comment:

Perri Collins said...

Did you ever get clarification?