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In the news (March 21)


Only one news item makes the TGIF cut this week. And the weird word of the week is facinorous: see below for its definition.


A big piece of news this week – so big that it has its very own TGIF post: AP has decided to remove the distinction between over and more than. As Poynter reports, “AP Stylebook editors said at a session Thursday that “over” is fine when referring to a quantity; you don’t have to change it to “more than.” The news elicited a gasp …”


Facinorous: adjective meaning atrociously wicked, detestably bad. From the Latin facinora.