Word List

These words can be tricky! Here is how you should spell them when writing for Southern Web.

* If you have a spelling question that isn’t answered in this word list, defer to the AP Stylebook (available in print or online).

  • add-on (noun, adjective), add on (verb)
  • back end (noun), back-end (adjective)
  • backup (noun, adjective), back up (verb)
  • beta
  • checkbox
  • coworker
  • DeKalb
  • double-click
  • drop-down (noun, adjective), drop down (verb)
  • ecommerce (the industry)
  • epub
  • email (never hyphenate, never capitalize unless it begins a sentence)
  • emoji (singular and plural)
  • front end (noun), front-end (adjective)
  • geolocation
  • hashtag
  • homepage
  • integrate
  • internet (never capitalize unless it begins a sentence)
  • login (noun, adjective), log in (verb)
  • Like (the social media activity)
  • OK
  • online (never capitalize unless it begins a sentence)
  • opt-in (noun, adjective)
, opt in (verb)
  • pop-up (noun, adjective), pop up (verb)
  • signup (noun, adjective), sign up (verb)
  • sync
  • tweet, retweet
  • username
  • URL
  • webpage
  • website
  • WiFi

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