Saw some good questions on Twitter for AP Stylebook, @APStylebook.
Here's one that always seems to trip people up: Is there an apostrophe in "Achilles' heel"?
The answer is yes, it is a possessive apostrophe to indicate the heel belongs to Achilles.
However, when we are talking about the body part –– more specifically, the tendon –– the rules are different: Achilles tendon.
For the tendon that connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles, there is no possessive apostrophe.
Here are some other helpful tips for @APStylebook:
- crowdsourcing: asking many people to help gather information.
- Fashion terms that are all one word: sweatshirt, sweatpants, pantsuit, trenchcoat.
- Hoodie is a term that can stand on its own. No elaboration necessary.
- Haute couture is one of a kind, versus pret-a-porter, which is designer clothing sold ready-to-wear in stores.
- Sigout: words used to end a video story. A common format is name and location, such as Haven Daley, San Francisco.
- One entry we debated extensively was the spelling Savile Row, the shopping street in London known for its bespoke tailoring.