Journalism, Offbeat

Over Is In

The days of indicating greater numerical value with the phrase “more than” may be over.

The revised version of the Associated Press Stylebook—a journalism style manual consulted by scores of news organizations—will now recognize “over” as a synonym for “more than.”

It’s now acceptable to say—

There were over 78 milkmen at the metallurgist’s convention.

 Earlier, it was only acceptable to say—

There were more than 78 milkmen at the metallurgist’s convention.

h/t: THE ATLANTIC

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