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The Associated Press made news right here in Tampa Bay recently, when leaders announced at the American Society of Copy Editors convention a change to a longtime piece of language.

Making Sense of 'Over' and 'More Than'

Mar 29, 2014
Associated Press

Be advised. This story may seem to have a high nerd potential.  But it really does have a lot of significance to news consumers in the digital age.

A furor was unleashed recently when the Associated Press announced to a convention of newspaper copy editors that its stylebook -- the usage bible for editors everywhere -- was going to allow the use of both "over" and "more than" to describe an amount.

Believe it or not, this change cut deep for the men and women who spend their working hours trying to be precise in their use of language.