Journo-nerd Bible the AP Stylebook—which last year unconscionably got rid of "riffraff" and "malarkey"—has been updated again. Things the AP just learned about in 2008: baba ghanoush, Twitter, and water sports.


The new entry for Twitter notes that the social networking Web site limits messages to short Tweets. The verb forms are to Twitter or to Tweet. Besides baba ghanoush, the new food entries include chipotle, Key lime and Parmesan.

New sports listings include knuckleball, timeout, tipoff, USGA for United States Golf Association, and water sports.

We apologize for the headline. Honestly. Still missing (for the second year in a row): 'Nilla.'

[AP, Previously]