Although I’ve used “Web site” for years, recently I find myself gravitating toward “website.” Now, when I look at my work, I see inconsistencies everywhere — and it’s driving me crazy!
So, I sought advice from the Chicago Manual of Style website (see what I mean?) and it just made matters worse. Here’s what they say:
” .. generally, I would recommend ‘Web site’ for formal writing, but ‘website’ for informal writing or friendly writing. Unless, of course, you prefer ‘Web site’ even
when you’re being friendly.”
I don’t do any formal writing. I consider ALL my writing friendly — so I guess I get to decide whether I prefer “Web site” or “website.”
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