Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Associated Press Question

We've asked AP to explain why the accepted usage in newspapers has changed from Iowa Caucus to Iowa caucuses. Big difference in meaning.

If you look back at Iowa newspapers in 2008, use of Iowa Caucus was consistent. Now it's caucuses.

We initiated the new Wikipedia article on Colorado Caucus, originally they insisted we match usage of Iowa caucuses article, but we explained it's always been Colorado Caucus, finally prevailed.

We'll let you know what AP has to say about when and why the change took place. My hunch is their stylebook played a part in it.

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