1. PC Grammar

    AP Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    An unidentified developer shows off the new Associated Press service on the new Apple 3G iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    The Associated Press Stylebook is getting a 21st-century makeover. The world’s largest news-gathering organization has decided to drop the label from its widely used guide. “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally,” Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. For their part, ABC, NBC, and CNN previously pledged not to use the degrading term, but one major powerhouse has yet to adjust: The New York Times. The Daily Beast intends to follow the new guidelines. 

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