Oh no. That scream you just heard came from anyone in your company with a history in journalism, education, copy writing or editing. And it came in response to a decision by The Associated Press to officially declare that “more than” and “over” are now interchangeable.
AP Style tip: New to the Stylebook: over, as well as more than, is acceptable to indicate greater numerical value. #ACES2014
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) March 20, 2014
Let’s review why this is so very, very, very wrong.
But first, a joke!