Flyer: AP finally bends to common usage
The pressure became too much to bear.
Time to update those style quizzes. From today's ACES meeting, AP finally bends to common usage:
"AP style now uses flyer with a Y for frequent flyer and advertising flyer. An exception is 'take a flier,' as in take a risk"
The full AP entry:
Flyer is the preferred term for a person flying in an aircraft, and for handbills: He used his frequent flyer miles; they put up flyers announcing the show. Use flier in the phrase take a flier, meaning to take a big risk.