Here it is, the tweet that ended decades of global grammatical stability and secure stylistic norms:
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
In the new version of its venerated Stylebook, used by hundreds of news organizations across the country, the Associated Press will allow “over” as a synonym for “more than.”
In other words, it will now be acceptable to say:
There were over 78 crocodiles at the metallurgist’s convention.
Where it was previously only acceptable to say: …
Via: Mashable: Media