The Associated Press Inadvertently, But Absolutely, Flames France In Language Guidelines Tweet

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Got to say, didn’t have this one on my 2023 checklist.

The Associated Press is undoubtedly one of the leaders in writing guidelines worldwide, constantly making verbiage recommendations to keep up with modern trends, cultural shifts, and any other numerous reasons why language used in professional settings should be modified.

Well, they just put out a Tweet that is quite honestly just flat-out hilarious.

The intention was clearly to be more considerate when addressing groups of people, but one of the examples they used is just so funny I don’t see how it was used.

Take a read for yourself and see if anything jumps out…

The French?

Okay, obviously as Americans it’s our duty to tease the French whenever possible, but is saying “The French” really in the same category as saying “The Poor”, “The Mentally Ill”, or “The Disabled”?

Naturally, the wonderful world of Twitter had a field day with it…

And as a die-hard Penn State fan, this one gave me a good chuckle.

Just have to absolutely love the internet…

Come on AP, I know you can do better than this…

And without further ado, here’s THE American song.

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