Syzygy - 7:12 pm on Apr 19, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Syzygy at 7:17 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2010]
Effective today, the official Associated Press style is "website" as one word. This was formally announced at the American Copy Editors Society conference Friday afternoon. The change will appear in the 2010 Stylebook.
Oh, please! Get a grip!
May I quote you from the Oxford English Dictionary's website?
How should the term 'website' be written in official documents and on the web?
It always takes a little time for new words to settle to a standardized form. Our most recent dictionary, the revised 11th edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, published in July 2004, shows website as the standard form, and future dictionaries will reflect this.
My emphasis added.
Just imagine that I'm on the other side of the screen shaking my head from side to side in weary disbelief and saying "Tut, tut!" repeatedly, because that's exactly what I am doing!
...ah, just clicked on Jean's link and see that it references the same information as here. No matter, I'm still shaking my head and tut-tutting...[/edit]
[edited by: Syzygy at 7:17 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2010]