Unthawed. I'd rather have a pencil shoved in my ear than hear that non-word. I sometimes tout myself as a writer/editor (and in the last 6 months I've been earning good money under that pretense), but I'm not trained in either the AP or the Chicago style or any style for that matter. It's the Barbara style. It's the style that sounds right to my ear; conversational and fluid. If that means that I have to start a sentence with AND or BUT, then so be it. If that means that I end a sentence in a preposition, then so be it. If it means that I'm grammatically incorrect, tough noogies. I just like how it sounds.