Tuesday, November 10, 2009

When to use an apostrophe

It's disappointing that in today's world there's little conception of apostrophes' correct and glorious locations.

Since I list misplaced apostrophes amongst my pet peeves, it is only fair that I offer this link to a simple flow chart in order to give you a fighting chance to avoid my ire (or my silent judgement).
H/T Jason. Speaking of links from Jason, this invisible man is also worth, um, seeing.

8 comments:

Jason Goroncy said...

I'm delighted to know that I've been feeding your pets.

Claire said...

Being someone who judges restaurants more on the quality of spelling and grammar in the menus than on the quality of their food, and who can't help but "helpfully" correct strangers on their apostrophe use, I can sympathise. It's hard always* being right.

(*Having said that, I am solely responsible for a lost apostrophe on the invitation to Victor's and my wedding. It's painful, but what's even worse is that no one else has noticed it...)

Ian said...

Claire, I would just cancel the wedding in protest or elope. Those non-noticers hav no business at your wedding! Principles are at stake.

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freefun0616 said...
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Ian said...

Thank you, 'freefun0616', that is so true... and there were no apostrophes to be seen!

Anthony Douglas said...

There was an apostrophe missing from that last one - that's why he deleted it.

Tim Foster said...

The "silent judgement" of Byron Smith is a terrible thing.