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Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

'Ask the editor' speaks

One of LieberJohnson's Monday morning highlights is reading the best of the AP Style Guide's "Ask the Editor" column from last week.

AP Style is the Bible of journalists and flaks alike, so it was with great chagrin that we failed this one:

Question: "Does one put a comma between 'anyone' and 'anywhere' in this sentence? Anyone anywhere can participate in the event."

Answer: "Comma not needed."

Those of you who attended the University of Missouri-Columbia probably heard Brian Brooks' voice in your head as you read this.

Guess we'll stick to Oxford commas and the third-item rule.