Struggling to keep this side of apoplexy, I pointed out that the AP Stylebook is a stylebook, one of many, each with different perspectives, merits, and uses. And it is a book of guidelines for writers and editors. Fire from heaven will not consume you if you write okay for OK, or hotline as two words. The AP Stylebook does not partake of the authority of the Deuteronomic Code. It has no statutory force in the United States of America and its protectorates. Its editors—I have met them—give every appearance of being mortal.