You know what June means when it comes to the AP Stylebook –– it's time to brush up on some fun summer words!
You'll likely see a lot of summer-related words sooner rather than later, and some have seen a slew of them already. So go ahead and skim this post to re-learn the serious, salacious and scrumptious summer words that are slinking your way as we speak (or read). Don't be slow –– scurry on through these words so you can spend more time searing your way through summer with a smile.
Oh, and in case you didn't notice, in honor of summer, we'll be focusing on words that start with S.
Here's one that made me consult the AP Stylebook recently:
scuba. As in, "Scuba diving is popular in the summer months." Here's what the AP bible had to say about it: Lowercased acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
And here are more sunny summer words to review:
seesaw - one word. "The kids played on the seesaw."
sloppy joes - an easy summer treat.
s'more - AP says, "A campfire dessert of toasted marshmallow and chocolate between graham crackers." -- thanks for the detailed description, AP!
spareribs - cook these on the grill.
stadium, stadiums - AP says, "Capitalize only when part of a proper name: Dodger Stadium."
"The Star-Spangled Banner" - But lowercase the national anthem, says AP.
starboard - AP says, "Nautical for right, when facing the bow, or forward."
sunbathe - AP says, "The verb forms: sunbathed, sunbathing. Also: sunbather."
saute, sauteed, sauteing