With the AP Stylebook outlawing 'dinger,' 'jack' and 'bomb,' here are 10 brand new synonyms
The Associated Press Stylebook, the go-to guide for editors, writers, obsessive grammar geeks everywhere, is making some pretty big updates to its sports section for 2015. On Friday, they released a sneak peek at the American Copy Editors Society conference:
Whoa is right. These are some pretty big changes. After all, I'm pretty sure the first draft of the Declaration of Independence read "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and that 'dingers' is a sweet name for home runs."
But it's OK. If the AP doesn't like jacks and bombs, here are ten equally strong options to use with convenient GIF examples:
2. Whoopsie Daisy
6. Thor's hammer
7. No whammy, no whammy, no whammy ... whammy
8. Heavens to murgatroyd
9. Sweet whatsit
Yeah, these substitutes should work just fine.