The Associated Press — the dictator of language in political coverage, seeing that most newspapers’ political pieces are AP syndicated stories these days, has decided that the term “illegal immigrant” shall not be used going forward.

The sudden slashing of the term, in an effort to conform to the utmost in politically correct standards, was quickly mocked on Twitter, from the left and the right.

This all, as is the trend on Twitter, became fodder for a broader interpretation of #NewAPGuidelines: