Mighty Red Pen

October 16, 2007

In the biblical sense

Filed under: Mad marketing,Overseen — mighty red pen @ 7:27 pm

Word nerds come in two camps. There are those who, when faced with a style or grammar conundrum, may judiciously consult a range of stylebooks in order to arrive at a thoughtful conclusion. And there are those who cling tenaciously to one stylebook at any cost — they may even call their chosen stylebook their Bible.

But a stylebook that proclaims itself the Bible of its kind? Now that’s something.




  1. Wow, pompous much AP. I have a hard time believing this was an error.

    Comment by Molie — October 17, 2007 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  2. Oh, it’s no error. They are just capitalizing on the fact that many editors *do* believe that the AP Stylebook is “the Bible.” And many editors feel that way about Chicago Manual or whatever. It’s just that AP actually has the nerve to put it on the cover of their book!

    Comment by mightyredpen — October 18, 2007 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  3. I think it’s wrong to describe any book as the bible of anything.

    Comment by Gopher — October 18, 2007 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  4. What about the Bible?

    Comment by Helen's Dad — October 21, 2007 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

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