Western New Yorkers have known it to be true for generations, and now the Associated Press has formally acknowledged this fact: It's Buffalo wings -- with a capital B.
The AP Stylebook -- which is casually referred to as the style bible for journalists -- has officially endorsed the capital B for at least a few years, but the rule has finally made its way into the latest print edition of the book, AP announced today.
“B is capitalized in Buffalo,” AP Stylebook editor Sally Jacobsen said in an interview with Poynter.
Back in 2012, we requested clarification on the matter during an AP Style chat hosted on Twitter. An AP rep complied, verifying that Buffalo begins with a capital B because it references the city where the wings were invented.
The 2014 edition of the book also offers a new chapter about religion and information about the amendment to how states' names are written (spoiler alert: no more abbreviations).
AP Style tip: It's Buffalo wings. Also, Buffalo sauce.— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 4, 2014
— Buffalo Dot Com (@BuffaloDotCom) March 19, 2012
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) March 19, 2012