Headline: AP Stylebook Takes a Dive; Facebook Furor Ensues
The Stylebook, one of America's traditional bulwarks against flabby couch-potato language, is no longer eating its peas. It decrees that "over" and "more than" may be used synonymously when reporting numerical values.
For this travesty it mounts a Twinkie defense: "We can't fight a trend." It is but a matter of time before AP sanctions "over" and "more than" as all-purpose synonyms.
Somwhere, More Than the Rainbow, starring Li'l Debbie Garland.
More than my dead body.